In September, city officials plan to begin work on Islamabad’s first district judicial facility, which will house over 90 courts. District courts are currently housed in modest rented premises in F-8, where litigants, lawyers, and judicial employees frequently encounter difficulties.
In G-11, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) is currently constructing new proper courts. “The only city in Pakistan without competent district courts is Islamabad. As a result, we will begin building a state-of-the-art judicial structure devoted solely to local courts,” stated CDA Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed.
He stated that the federal government, judiciary, and CDA are all on the same page on this issue. “We’ve pinpointed it now. The contract will be awarded soon after tenders are called. Formal work should begin in September, according to the chairman.
When queried about an earlier proposal to set up temporary pre-fabricated structures for the courts, the CDA chief stated that the revised plan was security concerns. However, they had now decided to construct proper court facilities.
According to sources, CDA has completed the PC-I, which cost Rs1,382 million. According to the PC-I, the project will take one year to complete. The design for the judicial complex, which will consist of three buildings, has already been finished.
Meanwhile, an important meeting was conducted at CDA Headquarters, headed by the CDA chairman, with sessions judge (East Islamabad), sessions judge (West Islamabad), member engineering CDA, deputy commissioner Islamabad, and other top officials in attendance, according to a press release.
The meeting attendees were briefed on the complex’s construction, design, and layout plan. The gathering was briefed on the court complex’s construction, design, and layout plan, including canteens with proper washrooms for ladies and gents and a good area for separate parking [Baxshi Khana/temporary site for convicts], and so on, according to the press release. “Furthermore, the meeting determined that a tender for the construction of the Judicial Complex would be released. It also stated that he would complete the project in six months.
According to sources, it also discussed that they should complete the project in six months rather than one year due to the urgency. Chief Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the federal government to build district courts earlier this year. The chief justice also ordered a committee comprised of the interior, planning, law, and justice secretaries to coordinate the district court complex’s completion.
Following IHC regulations, CDA is assigned to work on Islamabad’s first district judicial facility completing the job as quickly as possible.
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