Appointment of additional, session judge demanded

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada
DISTRICT KHYBER: Demanding the appointment of an additional session Judge, lawyers on Monday said that due to non-existence of additional session judges in Landikotal court
, they were on hard run to appear in Jamrud court for petty cases.

Talking to (FVNA) News Agency advocate Muhammad Qubais Shinwari, advocate Abdullah Shinwari and advocate Bilal Hassan Shinwari said the everyday burden of cases was increasing on the lawyers in Landikotal. The lawyers said they had to appear in Jamrud court in cases that went into its appeals and proposals.

“It is very hard for the lawyers to appear in Landikotal and Jamrud courts on the same day for they had to travel more than forty kilometres from one court to another court”, Qubais said. He said the population rapidly increased in Landikotal where the ratio of cases registered in the court also doubled as they demand an additional session judge in Landikotal.

Qubais said not only in Landikotal the same problem was being faced by petitioners and lawyers in Bara tehsil of district Khyber. Abdullah said they charge double their petitioners when they attend court in Jamrud as they had to travel due to the unavailability of additional session judges in Landikotal and Bara tehsils. Advocate Bilal Hassan Shinwari said people in Landikotal were poor and they do not afford their dues for petty cases referred to Jamrud court.

Qubais Shinwari demanded of Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court l, the registrar and judicial officials to appoint additional session judges in Bara and Landikotal courts so that they could spare court time and save money for poor people. When talked local residents also seconded the demand and said that they pay extra to lawyers for cases refer to hearing in Jamrud court