Sindh Education and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro during a question answer session at the Sindh Assembly said that there is a dire need to create more posts of Sindh High Court (SHC) judges to dispose of pending cases in the court.
There are 40 sanctioned posts of SHC judges, while 32 are already working there and such situation is leading towards a huge backlog of cases in the court, Khuhro added.
Nisar said that it has been witnessed that if a person lodges a petition, the decisions are announced way later and sometimes in the petitioners third generation.
Therefore, more posts of judges should be created and the appointments on the created posts should be made to cope with rising backlog of cases in the court, he added.
Moreover, people are approaching directly to the courts to lodge the complaints and Apex court is taking suo moto notice of the issue, he said.
If people cannot approach the court directly to lodge their complaints or petitions they are asked to either fax or email them, he added, hence, this procedure has increased the number of cases to be disposed of by the judges.
In reply to another question asked, he said that there were 303 societies of women which were working for improving socio-economic conditions of families.