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Supreme Court disposes of 565 cases in a week

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Islamabad, December 14, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has disposed of 565 cases whereas 368 new cases have been instituted during the period from Saturday 8th December 2012 to Friday 14th December 2012. The backlog remains 20551. The backlog in the apex Court on 8th December 2012 was 20780 cases.

As 368 new cases were instituted during the period from Saturday 8th December 2012 to Friday 14th December 2012, the progressive total of pending cases as on 14th December 2012 comes to 21148 cases. Out of these, 565 cases were disposed of during the period from Monday 10th December 2012 to Friday 14th December 2012 which include 280 Civil Petitions, 42 Civil Appeals, 108 Criminal Petitions, 30 Criminal Appeals and 105 other cases; the backlog on 14th December 2012 remains 20551 cases.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted various Benches at the principal Seat, Islamabad and Branch Registries to expedite the case hearings and clear the backlog.

The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and the Hon’ble Judges of Supreme Court remained committed to accelerate disposal of the cases and diminish the backlog. The Hon’ble Judges continued to hear the case in various benches with the aim to minimize the backlog and provide relief to the litigants.

For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001
Email: pro_scp@yahoo.com

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