SC disposed of 268 cases in a week

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has disposed of 268 cases, whereas 221 new cases have been instituted during the period from Saturday February 9, 2013 to Friday February 15, 2013. The backlog remains 19257.

The backlog in the apex court on February 9, 2013 was 19304 cases. As 221 new cases were instituted during the period from Saturday February 9, 2013 to Friday February 15, 2013, the progressive total of pending cases as on February 15, 2013 came to 19525 cases.

Out of these, 268 cases were disposed of during the period from Monday February 11, 2013 to Friday February 15, 2013. The backlog on 15th February 2013 remains 19257 cases. The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted various Benches at the principal seat, Islamabad to expedite the case hearings and clear the backlog.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan and other Judges of Supreme Court remained committed to accelerate disposal of the cases and diminish the backlog. The judges continued to hear the case in various benches with the aim to minimize the backlog and provide relief to the litigants.

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