Public access: PHC inaugurates helpline to ease litigants’ woes

Helpline is going to make public access to the court easier by giving them information and updates about their cases.

Our Correspondent July 19, 2014


Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel inaugurated the Helpline 1042 on Saturday, which is expected to make public access to the court easier by giving them information and updates about their cases.

Talking to the media after the inauguration, Miankhel said the service is available only in Pashto and Urdu languages so far, but will soon be extended to other regional languages as well.

Miankhel added that the judicial system in the province will be improved so that early justice could be dispensed. He said the incumbent provincial government is making legislation for the first mobile court of the country, which will soon resume its functioning and be extended to other districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

With the financial support of United National Development Programme, the former chief justice of PHC, Dost Muhammad Khan, inaugurated the mobile court on July 27, 2013. In three trips, the court was able to solve around 120 cases of both civil and criminal nature in Hayatabad, Tarnab and Daudzai. It also managed to resolve a land dispute in Tarnab, over which blood had been shed and lives taken.

After visiting Daudzai village on Charsadda Road in December last year, however, the mobile court has remained parked at the judicial complex despite the passage of nearly eight months.

The PHC has prepared two drafts, Criminal Mobile Courts Act, 2012 and Civil Mobile Courts Act, 2012 and sent them to be presented in the assembly, but to no avail.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2014.


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My name is Abdul Qayyum Siddiqui S/O Abdul Ghafoor working as a technician in Engro Fertilzers Daharki. Owner of Plot # 49 (1 Kanal) in Zaid Town Piran Ghaib Road, Multan against transfer number (2407/2408) in 1983, a combined property with my brother (Abdul Waris).

I have already registered my complaint in complaint cell on 25th Dec, 2011,, that in 2010 I came to know that my plot has been illegally occupied by Mr. Abdul Sattar (Gullo) and Mr. Abdul Ghaffar (Pappo) belong to Qabza Group owner of Jalenhdhar Hotel, also involved in some others illegal activities.

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Unfortunately around 3 years have been passed after launching my complaint to Chief Minister Complaint cell but till date I did not get my plot.

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Abdul Qayyum Siddiqui Engro Fertilizers(Pvt) ltd. Daharki, Distt Ghotki Cel No: 0300-3196664 Email: [email protected]

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