| GEO Pakistan|
| PM directs ministry for IHC re-establishment|
| Updated at: 1732 PST, Friday, August 07, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) headed by its President Sajjad Afzal Cheema Friday called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and briefed him about the situation arising after the dissolution of Islamabad High Court after Supreme Court's decision.
In a meeting held at PM's chamber at the Parliament House, the Prime Minister was apprised that over 17,000 cases were dispensed by the former IHC since its inception, while 14,000 cases were still pending before the Court at the time of its dissolution.
The Prime Minister was further informed that over 1,600 members of the IHCBA had registered during the last four months representing various parts of the country, says a press release issued here by PM House.
The delegation requested the Prime Minister for the re-establishment of IHC to cater to the needs of 1.8 million population of the capital.
The Prime Minister fully endorsed their concern towards re-establishing the IHC and directed the Ministry of Law and Justice to prepare a necessary amendment bill in this regard for the approval of the parliament.
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Zaheeruddin BabarAwan, Minister of State for Law and Justice Afzal Sindhu, PML(N) MNA from Islamabad Aqeel Anjum and PML(N) MNA Pirzada Imran Shah were also present during the meeting.