In a bid to clear the backlog of cases pending at the apex court, the Supreme Court has decided to skip its summer break and function at maximum strength at its principal seat in Islamabad and other registries, said a statement on Sunday.
According to the statement, the decision was taken as the apex court was being cognizant of pendency and backlog of cases and wanted to dispense justice to the public at large during the summer spell that is commencing from June 13. Over the past four months, the top court had witnessed a decline of 1,182 cases; whereas, during the last week ending June 10, it disposed of 568 cases. At least 183 cases were filed in the period.
The top court has constituted four benches in the first week of the summer spell – three at the principal branch and one at the Karachi registry with two larger benches on June 13-14. The same routine will be followed during the entire summer spell in the current year.