Shortage of judges in accountability courts of Karachi, Sindh High Court seeks response from Federation
The Sindh High Court has expressed its displeasure over the non-submission of a response on the appointment of judges during the hearing of the notice regarding the shortage of judges in Karachi’s accountability courts and has given the federal government a deadline of September 12 in this regard.
The Supreme Court said that at the last hearing, it was said that the summary for the appointment has been sent to the President. Justice Junaid Ghaffar said that if a new Deputy Attorney General comes to every hearing, then the case will not be prosecuted.
He inquired that it should be told why there is a delay in the appointment of judges in the courts.
The NAB officials told the court that the tenure of the judge of court number 3 has ended and the court is vacant, about 40 references are pending in the same court, 5 more courts have been established but only court number 6 is functioning. A decision will be made after the response of the federal government comes.
NAB officials also said that there are 10 accountability courts in Karachi, out of which only 4 courts are functioning at present.
The Sindh High Court has given the federal government time till September 12 to respond.