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More judges need to be appointed to clear the backlog of 1.9 million cases: CJ

Pakistan has 3,000 judges for a population of over 220m, he says

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Mar 8, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Pakistan has 3,000 judges for a population of over 220m, he says

More than 1.9 million cases are pending in courts because of a shortage of judges, says Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

He said the country only has 3,000 judges for a population of more than 220 million people. He said 25% of judges’ vacancies in the country still haven’t been filled.

The CJ made these remarks during the proceedings of a civil case at the apex court.

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He said pending cases would be wrapped up once the appointment of judges was complete.

In the last year, 3.1 million cases were wrapped up, the top judge said. Of these, 26,000 were wrapped up by the Supreme Court. He said courts were not at fault for the high number of pending cases.

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One Comment

  1. Munsif azam  March 13, 2019 7:37 am/ Reply

    If the honourable justices are free from persuing politically motivted vendetta casses against opponents of establishment then its hightime to acknowledge that much awaited reforms in judiciary must be dealt with and corruption rooted out of it and also almost million cases to be resolved on emergency bases justly and fairly.

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