KARACHI: Over 1,500 cases were instituted in the Supreme Court during one month and 776 cases were disposed of in the same period while the total pending cases stood at around 40,800.
According to the first fortnightly report of the apex court, 40,052 cases were pending before the top court of the country on June 15 and the apex court had disposed of 430 cases from June 16 to June 30 while 689 new cases were instituted during this period and pending cases were 40,311 at the end of June.
The principal seat in Islamabad had received the highest number of cases with 321 during this period, 288 were filed at the Lahore registry, 35 at the Peshawar registry and 32 and 13 cases were instituted at the apex court’s Karachi and Quetta registries respectively, it added.
Similarly, the principal seat decided 172 cases between June 16 and June 30, the Karachi registry disposed of 136 cases and 122 cases had met the ends of justice at the Lahore registry while no case was decided at the Peshawar and Quetta registries during this period, the report said.
The second fortnightly report stated that the Supreme Court had decided 346 cases between July 1 and July 15 and 835 cases were instituted in the first half of last month and the total pendency stood at around 40,800 on July 15.
The highest number of cases was filed at the apex court’s Lahore registry with 369 during these 15 days, 364 cases at the principal seat in Islamabad, 59 cases were instituted at the Peshawar registry and 24 and 19 cases were filed at the apex court’s Karachi and Quetta registries respectively, it added.