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.
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.