Rules being framed to put special courts under IHC control

Published February 28, 2021
The law secretary on Saturday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the government was making rules to bring Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) under the administrative control of the IHC.— Dawn/File
The law secretary on Saturday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the government was making rules to bring Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) under the administrative control of the IHC.— Dawn/File

ISLAMABAD: The law secretary on Saturday informed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that the government was making rules to bring Federal Judicial Complex (FJC) under the administrative control of the IHC.

This was stated in a report submitted by Secretary Law Raja Naeem Akbar to the IHC in response to a petition filed against the ‘disorder’ in the Federal Judicial Complex (FJC).

At present, IHC lacks administrative jurisdiction over the FJC, which houses 13 special courts, including anti-terrorism courts, accountability courts courts and FIA courts. The staff of these courts is controlled by the law ministry.

Secretary law Raja Naeem Akbar also informed the court that the district courts complex would be constructed in Sector G-11/4 whereas the site for the lawyers complex is in Sector G-10.

The law ministry will arrange funds for the maintenance and recruitment of the additional staff for the FJC.

The report said that the lawyers’ complex would expand over 5 acres land out of which 1 acre would be allocated for parking plaza.

Both the sessions divisions of the IHC – East and West – would be shifted to the complex.

The accountability courts would continue functioning in the FJC whereas the tribunals situated in the judicial complex would be relocated to the alternative place.

Published in Dawn, February 28th, 2021

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