MULTAN: The district administration has created a legal cell to look into long-pending cases at several courts which involve various government departments, DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said at a meeting on Thursday at his office to discuss progress on long-pending cases.
He said they had appointed senior lawyers as legal advisers in the cell. The legal advisers of all district departments were present at the meeting.
The DCO directed officials of various departments to proceed with the cases against their department and to ensure implementation of court orders. He said there were several cases, which district departments were party to, which could not be addressed on time because of unavailability of sufficient evidence and replies in courts. The DCO said that judges had sent stern warnings in several cases.
He said a special cell had been established to improve coordination between the district government and the judiciary. He said Sub Registrar Malik Shafiq would be in charge of the legal cell. The duties of the legal cell include collecting necessary data and evidence from all district departments and presenting the records in court. He directed the officials to cooperate with legal advisers in collecting evidence and necessary data. “It is necessary to put to rest accusations against district departments to ensure smooth functioning of the administrative apparatus and to win the trust of people.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 8th, 2016.