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PM directs minister to look into lawyers’ demand of LHC bench in Faisalabad

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the law minister to look into the lawyers’ demand of constituting Lahore High Court (LHC) bench in Faisalabad for speedy justice, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

These directives were issued by the PM, while meeting with a delegation of the lawyers from Faisalabad, who called on him at prime minister’s office today in Islamabad.

The lawyers apprised prime minister about difficulties being faced by the people of Faisalabad, having population of 200million, in pursuance of their legal matters.

“The residents have to travel to Lahore for hearing of their cases,” the lawyers continued.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Law Minister, Faroogh Naseem and Attorney General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, who were present in the meeting, to review demand of lawyers’ for formation of LHC’s bench in Faisalabad.

“The top court and the stakeholders should be consulted into the matter,” the PM directed the law minister.

It is pertinent to mention here that, the lawyers’ have been protesting Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Sargodha and Gujranwala to press on their demands for establishment of high court benches in their respective regions.

They are asking for circuit benches to ensure speedy and cheaper justice for the people of their regions.

Related: Lawyers protest in Punjab for regional benches of high court

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