LHC approves amendment in Civil Code's Rule 74 after 118 years

Dunya News

Hearing of civil cases will be held on daily basis and decisions will be announced within six months

LAHROE (Dunay News) – For the first time in the history of judiciary, Lahore High Court on Friday approved reforms and amendments on a large scale.

A full court of the LHC while approving the series of amendments in the Civil Code’s Rule 74 after 118 years, decided to conduct hearing of the civil cases on daily basis and pronounce verdict within three to six months.

Following the amendment, the decisions on different petitions including stay order will be announced within a week.

With the change in rule, the hearing of civil cases would be held on daily basis, while the prosecution and defense parties would have to pay fine for demanding extension in hearing date.

In the first phase, under the new project, the cases will be heard in three districts including Kasur, Jehlum and Muzaffargarh.

On July 18, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will inaugurate the training session of judges.