img_0893With 3 million pending court cases in Pakistan by end of 2016to date, this huge backlog clearly indicates weakened criminal and civil justice system delivery mechanisms.

Without more vigorous implementation of existing rules and procedures, and extensive judicial reforms, the log jam is unlikely to be settled.

According to data collected until Nov. 15, 2016 from the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan, among the 1,954,868 court cases countrywide, 1,274,310 are pending with Punjab’s district judiciary, 121,180 with Sindh, 188,561 with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 13,882 with Balochistan’s district courts and 31,018 cases remain unresolved with the district judiciary of Islamabad to date.

Likewise, the pending cases in the Supreme Court are estimated at 30,970.

The pendency in the Federal Shariat Court (FSC) is 661.