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Verdict reserved on plea to fill LHC posts.

LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Tuesday reserved verdict on maintainability of a petition seeking directions for the federal government to fill all 20 vacant posts of judges at the LHC.

A single bench comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan was hearing the petition filed by Syed Feroze Shah Gilani Advocate.

Earlier, the petitioner's counsel submitting that, according to Article 192 (1) of the Constitution, the President of Pakistan had fixed the number of judges of the LHC as 60 but surprisingly the total number of judges at present was only 40.

Thus, he said, the High Court was short of 20 judges, terming it a big loss. He said it was a common complaint being heard every day that many old cases were pending in the LHC. We hear everyday people speak from public platforms about the inordinate delay in disposal of cases, he said and added that justice delayed is justice denied. He said access to justice to all was the fundament right of every citizen of the country.

The court after recording initial arguments reserved verdict on the maintainability of the petition.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Oct 9, 2013
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