The number of pending cases at Pakistan’s Supreme Court has decreased by 2,653 as the court’s Autumn 2022 session comes to a close.
In a statement, the Supreme Court provided information about the resolution of cases up through December 16 of the current calendar year 2022.
After the supreme court’s records began to be computerized in 2013, there was a decrease in the number of pending cases for the first time in 2022, according to a news statement.
The Supreme Court’s statement acknowledged the justices of the high court’s outstanding efforts to ensure this encouraging result. Since February 2022, these judges have served as part of the court’s “reduced full strength.”
This information is based on statistics for petitions and appeals; it does not include other instances that came up in the aforementioned situations.
According to data, the institution received 12,223 while disposing of 9,060, a difference of +3,163. 12,677 cases were filed with the Supreme Court in 2014, while 12,614 of the cases were resolved, a difference of 1,063.
In 2015, the nation’s highest court heard 15,544 cases and decided 12,277 of them, a difference of +4,367. In 2016, the Supreme Court received 18,849 cases, but only resolved 14,638 of them, a disparity of +4,211. A discrepancy of +5,623 was made between the number in 2017 (19,469) and the number of those disposed of (13,946).
In contrast, the number of cases the court received in 2018 and 2019 was 19,390, while the number of cases it resolved was 16,961 and 15,533, respectively.
In 2020, 16,860 cases were filed with the Supreme Court, and 13,030 of them were resolved. The institution had 20,541 cases in 2021, however, only 13,280 of them were resolved, a discrepancy of +7,261.
The court dealt with 20,032 pending cases this year after receiving 17,379 new cases.