Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court has introduced a mobile phone application that will enable its users, including lawyers and litigants, to get alerts, notifications and updates about their cases.

The mobile phone app was launched in a two-day Information Technology Orientation Workshop held at Quaid-e-Azam Hall in IHC premises while it was inaugurated by acting Chief Justice of IHC Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi here yesterday.

Addressing the workshop, Justice Qureshi said that it is inevitable to bring courts at par with the international standard. In a short span of time, a dynamic official app has been developed and introduced replacing the old case flow management system.

He applauded the IT department of IHC saying that the department has designed and implemented district court online case flow management system, complaint cell for IHC, establishment of archiving section at IHC, online case proceedings, auto generation of notices, summons, email service, two-way SMS system, information & copying desk and case record management system.

The objective of this mobile app is to disseminate information to the relevant parties whenever there comes a case for hearing.

By using the app, litigants and lawyers can search cases based on case number, party name, respondent name, advocate name.

Apart from that, they will have the option to check copy petition status and daily cause list.

The IHC administration is updating the app by scanning and uploading documents. The administration as a next step would be providing copies of the orders online to the users subject to payment of fee.

On this occasion, judges of the high court, district courts, special courts and a large number of lawyers were present.