Lahore High Court Recommends Establishment Of 18 New Banking Courts In Province

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday advisable institution of 18 new banking courts within the province because of the rising variety of pending circumstances

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 1st Apr, 2022 ) :The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday advisable institution of 18 new banking courts within the province because of the rising variety of pending circumstances.

Directorate of District Judiciary Director General Masood Arshad had written a letter to Federal Secretary Law and Justice for the aim, in accordance with the instructions of the LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti.

The letter said that the variety of pending circumstances was rising in banking courts throughout the province and the current variety of the banking courts weren’t adequate to eliminate the circumstances. “The establishment of more banking courts are necessary for speedy and qualitative justice,” it added.

The letter further stated that, as per available data of pending cases in banking courts, more than five hundred cases were pending in every banking court of 15 districts and nine divisional headquarters.

The number of pending cases is in violation of the recommendations of the Law Reforms Committee 1974, it said, adding that it was mandatory to decide the pending case within nine months as per law.

The letter stated that the chief justice recommended establishment of 18 new banking courts in various district headquarters while changing the present scheme of banking courts.

As per amended scheme, it has been recommended to reduce number of banking courts from seven to six in Lahore whereas establishment of one new banking court has been recommended in Kasur, Sheikhupura and Nankana Sahib, it added.

Similarly, the establishment of two new courts has been recommended in districts of Faisalabad and Jhang due to large number of pending cases.

Moreover, the establishment of one new court had been recommended in Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, Hafizabad, Sialkot, Multan, Khanewal, Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, Muzaffarabad, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahwal Nagar.

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