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SC: Prioritise disposal of cases pending over 5 years

  • Published at 12:12 am February 21st, 2018
SC: Prioritise disposal of cases pending over 5 years
The Supreme Court has directed the country's lower courts and tribunals to dispose cases pending for more than five years on priority basis. The administration of the apex court on Monday sent a circular regarding the direction to all the courts across the country asking them to send the lists of dissolved cases as well as the pending ones within the first week of each month to the Supreme Court authority. The court passed the order saying that there is no alternative remaining to unravel the cases pending for five or more years as growing number of fresh cases are adding new complications. According to the circular, some 2.8 million cases are under trial in the lower courts and tribunals, making the disposal process more complicated.