MANDI BAHAUDDIN - The lawyers’ community and the common public of Mandi Bahudding demanded that the Lahore High Court benches should be set up at five divisional headquarters of Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal and Dera Ghazi Khan.

For more than one month, court work in the five divisions remained suspended because of the continuous strike of the lawyers. The Punjab government has already recommended for the establishment of High Court benches at the divisions but the high-ups concerned are not paying heed to the issue.

Litigants and the common public besides lawyers have shown grave concerns over the apathy of the authorities. As per an estimate, the plan would not cost much as no further recruitment of judges and staff is required. The LHC benches should be set up at the earliest.