RAWALPINDI: A pause on the filing of domestic disputes and other civil suits during the lockdown, imposed by the government to control the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases, ended on Tuesday. Over 100 cases were filed in the district courts on the first day after the Punjab government allowed the filing of petitions, court officials said on Tuesday.
The total number of cases filed on the opening day were reported to be 110, including 55 civil suits about stay orders, property inheritance, land distribution, and others.
Court officials said that at least 55 people, including men and women, approached the courts for the dissolution of their marriage, recovery of dowry and other such domestic issues on Tuesday.
Further, suspects in at least 21 separate cases filed petitions and sought bails or suspension of their punishment.
Court officials said that proceedings in cases, deemed to be of an emergency nature, will be conducted on Wednesday (today).
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2020.
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