1,300,000 cases are pending in the courts of Pakistan.
June 29, 2010 Leave a comment
GB TIMES/BBC: Every successive government in Pakistan either it is military or democratic claims to provide fast and easy justice but it seems every government failed to do so. Even the current independent courts could not make any dent on it.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of judge of higher courts but in the lower courts the number of judges remains always below than required under the constitution.
It takes usually at minimum 10 years for the courts to decide on a civil law suits. In Lahore High Court there are 40 judges, in Peshawar there are 18, in Sindh there are only 25 and in Baluchistan there are only 5 judges.
The Chief Court of Gilgit-Baltistan comes under no count, because it is not even protected under the constitution of Pakistan. The judges are being appointed by the administration so in Gilgit-Baltistan the courts are not yet independent.
In Gilgit-Baltistan there are worst kind of example of the court decisions, where it takes some times 40 years to decide on civil cases, and often complaints die before the justice is being delivered. The same way in matrimonial case and family cases the speed is very pathetic.