Sindh courts start 2018 with 93,403 pending cases

KARACHI: All of Sindh’s courts in all 29 districts have submitted a report to the Supreme Court on the judiciary’s progress in 2017.

According to the report, courts in Sindh had 93,403 pending cases at the start of 2018. During the course of 2017, the courts wrapped up 265,808 cases which comprised criminal, civil and family cases among others.

The conviction rate was a mere 34% in 2017, with 66% of suspects being set free.

At the start of 2017, the courts had 181,676 pending cases from the preceding year.

2017 – The year of judicial actions

The report stated that during 2017, there were 79,088 cases registered in all six districts of Karachi. There were 23,327 criminal cases tried in the year and the government failed to produce substantial evidence in 13,446 such cases.

Convictions were made in 9,681 criminal cases registered at Karachi’s six district courts. According to the report, there were 41% convictions while 59% of suspects were acquitted.

At the start of 2018, the city’s district courts are faced with 52,351 pending cases, a decrease from last year’s number 65,070.

100 cases have been transferred to the court in the first phase

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