ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Senate has been informed that a total of 350,447 Cases are pending in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad High Court (IHC) and four Provincial High Courts.
In a written reply to a question by National Party’s (NP) Senator Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, the Minister for Law and Justice Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem told that Upper House on Friday that as on October 15, 2018, 350,447 Cases were pending in the Supreme Court and five High Courts.
Farogh Naseem told that as the judiciary is an independent institution so no information regarding the current number of Cases pending in the Supreme Court and the High Courts is available in this Ministry.
However, the minister told that, a letter was sent to Courts’ Registrars to seek the required information.
The law minister said that as per the information received from the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP), as on October 15; 39,742 Cases were pending the Supreme Court of Pakistan, 165,800 Cases in the Lahore High Court (LHC), 91,548 Cases in the Sindh High Court (SHC), 29,449 Cases in the Peshawar High Court (PHC), 6,852 Cases in the Balochistan High Court (BHC), and 17,056 Cases in the IHC.
The requisite information received from Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan is as under:—