Senate chairman seeks high court benches in more divisions


ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday said that the upper house would take concrete measures for legislation on increasing the high court benches in different provinces and establishing the new benches in the far-flung divisions of the provinces.

The chairman expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Bar Associations of Sargodha, Mianwali and Khushab here at Parliament House on Friday.Senator Dr. Ghous Muhammad Niazi was also present during the meeting.

Chairman Senate said that people from the different areas are facing genuine problems due to non-availability of the Benches in Sargodha division.  He said that the existing High Courts Benches are also under tremendous pressure due to pendency of the cases. He said that Senate Law & Justice Committee and other relevant bodies are also working actively on the judicial reform legislation.  He said that the spirit of the House of Federation is to facilitate the masses through active legislation.

The delegation apprised the Chairman Senate about the problems being faced by the people due to non-availability of the High Court Bench in Sargodha Division.  They further informed that the Bar Associations are observing regular strike to highlight this issue.  Chairman Senate assured his full support to solve the issue.