Over 39,000 cases pending in SC, full court informed

Pic07-025 ISLAMABAD: Jul 07 – Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar presides over Full Court Meeting at Supreme Court of Pakistan. ONLINE PHOTO

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has decided on 16,897 cases in the last 10 month while 39,317 cases are still pending in the apex court.

This was told to the meeting of the full court held on Saturday under the chairmanship of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.

The chief justice said that the purpose of the meeting was to review the performance of the Supreme Court in terms of dispensation of justice and disposal of cases and to deliberate on the issues and matters pertaining to the smooth functioning of the court. The full court observed that there was a rising trend in the institution of cases that show the trust of people in the institution of judiciary.

He asked the full court to put forward suggestions and strategies to improve the case management.

The court also discussed in detail different ways and means for the effective functioning of the court and underlined the need to categorise the cases so that dispensation of justice can further be improved.

The full court also discussed the agenda item regarding amendments in Supreme Court Rules, 1980, proposed by Supreme Court Bar Association, and unanimously constituted a three-member committee headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar to give suggestions.

The meeting also discussed different administrative and judicial issues relating to the internal working of the court.

The meeting was attended by the judges of Supreme Court including Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Azmat Saeed, Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Maqbool Baqar, Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Faisal Arab, Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Justice Munib Akhtar, Justice Yahya Afridi and Registrar Supreme Court Arbab Muhammad Arif.