Islamabad - The number of pending cases in Islamabad High Court is continuously multiplying due to different factors including frequent adjournments, inflicting tremendous mental torture as well as huge financial loss to the litigants.

During the first six months of this year, a total 6,100 cases were instituted and out of this total, the IHC decided 4,623 cases which shows 75 per cent disposal rate of the cases. These cases were moved in the first half of the year and these numbers have less to do with the already pending cases at the IHC.

Every day, dozens of cases are fixed before the judges and there are roughly 15,000 cases are pending adjudication before the IHC while millions of appeals are lying pending in courts all over the country.

The IHC data showed that the seven single benches of the IHC disposed of a total of 3,735 cases between January 1 and June 30 while the three division benches decided a total of 888 cases during the same period.

A dissection of the data revealed that Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi decided 438 cases, Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi decided 658 cases, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui decided 348 cases, Justice Athar Minallah decided 677 cases, Justice Aamer Farooq decided 918, Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb decided 158 cases, while Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani decided 538 cases.

Similarly, among the 888 cases decided by the three division benches, Justice Qureshi and Justice Minallah decided 426 cases, Justice Siddiqui and Justice Kayani decided 231, while an identical number of cases were decided by Justice Farooq and Justice Aurangzeb.