ISLAMABAD: More than 53,000 cases are pending, according to a report released by supreme Court of Pakistan on pending cases.
According to the sources, the apex court issued a a 15-day report which revealed the details of the pending cases with the Supreme Court until August 31.
The report has shared that the top court currently has 53,686 pending cases as it stood at 53,118 until August 15, witnessing an increase of 568 cases.
825 fresh cases were filed with the apex court during the 15-day period from August 16 to 31 with 255 being resolved during the timeframe, the report shared.
In June 2021, a report revealed that over 51,000 cases were pending before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
According to the report of the apex court, 423 cases were decided from June 1 to June 15 whereas 628 new cases were filed during the same period and the total pending cases stood at 51,387.
On June 1, the pendency was at 51,182 and the principal seat of the apex court in Islamabad had decided 398 cases in two weeks; the Karachi registry disposed of 25 cases and no case was decided in three other registries at Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta during this period, the report said.
Similarly, the principal seat of the apex court had received the highest numbers of cases, i.e. 281, followed by 191 at Lahore registry, 106 cases at Karachi registry, 35 cases at Peshawar registry and 15 cases were filed at the apex court’s Quetta registry during June 1 to 15, it concluded.
Earlier, in 2020, the, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed ordered the formation of 120 new accountability courts for early decisions on pending accountability cases.