OPC delegation calls on Chief Justice Lahore High Court

26 Oct

Chief Justice Lahore High Court, Mr. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah met with Oversees Pakistanis Commission (OPC) delegation headed by its Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti. Hon'ble Chief Justice said that cases of overseas Pakistanis will be heard on fast track. He further said that 790 cases of overseas Pakistanis pending in District Courts will be decided expeditiously. His lordship further observed that overseas Pakistanis may get benefit of recently launched mobile application by LHC for knowing the updates of their cases pending in LHC. OPC Commissioner Afzal Bhatti expressed gratitude and lauded the cooperation extended by Honorable Chief Justice of Lahore High Court regarding early disposal of pending court cases of Overseas Pakistanis. He further said that instructions to the subordinate Judiciary regarding quick disposal of the cases have provided substantial relief to expatriate Pakistanis as they come to Pakistan for a shorter period of time and cannot continue pursuing their cases due to paucity of time. He appreciated the designation of special Courts for expatriate Pakistanis at District level and said it is a major development regarding swift decisions of under trial cases. The Commissioner also apprised the meeting about the performance of OPC and steps being taken for early redressal of the complaints of Overseas Pakistanis. Registrar Lahore High Court Syed Khurshid Anwar Rizvi, DG District Judiciary Muhammad Akmal, Principal Staff Officer to HCJ Shahid Shafi as well as DG OPC, Syed Javed Iqbal Bokhari, Addl DG, Agha Yousaf and Director Legal of the commission were also present in the meeting.