Courts to help restore investors confidence, says Sarwar

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Ordinance issued for commercial courts in 5 districts issued


Amraiz Khan

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar on Tuesday issued an ordinance for the establishment of commercial courts in five districts of Punjab, including Lahore, if the defendant does not appear in the commercial courts, the case will be decided in two dates.

A special event in connection with issuance of the ordinance was held at Governor’s House here.

Officers of relevant departments including Punjab Minister for Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal, judges of the Lahore High Court and representatives of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry also attended the function. Principal Secretary to Governor Dr Rashid Mansoor was also present on the occasion.

According to the ordinance issued by the Punjab Governor, commercial cases pending in other courts will be transferred to new commercial courts.

Commercial courts will decide pending cases from other courts within 180 days. Constituency
boundaries will also be fixed for all commercial courts.

Talking on the occasion, Chaudhry Sarwar said that the establishment of commercial courts would restore the confidence of investors in the government and legal system.

Providing timely justice to the business community is the top priority of the
government.

They will not have to wait for years in the courts for decisions. They will be ensured the timely delivery of justice through commercial courts.

The Punjab governor said that the role of the business community in the economic strength of Pakistan cannot be ignored. There will be no unnecessary delay in the decision of commercial cases.

Provincial Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal said that the government would address the concerns of the business community and together we have to make Pakistan economically strong and prosperous.

Punjab Governor Ch Sarwar has issued anther ordinance to the Lahore Development Authority in 1975.

Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib are no longer part of the Lahore Development Authority.

According to details, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, while acknowledging the demands of provincial ministers, assembly members and the public, on Tuesday limited the powers of the Lahore Development Authority to Lahore and
amended the Lahore Development Authority Act, 1975.

After the amendments, Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana are no longer part of the LDA.

Talking on the occasion of the issuance of the ordinance, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the people, ministers and members of the Assembly of the three districts were constantly demanding that they be removed from the
confines of LDA and the PTI government is making decisions according to the aspirations of the people and providing relief to the people in every sector is the top priority of the government.