Lahore - A petition has been filed before the Lahore High Court seeking directions for the Federal government to fill 20 vacant posts of judges at the LHC.

Syed Feroze Shah Gilani Advocate filed the petition.

He submitted that according to Article 192 (1) of the Constitution President of Pakistan has fixed number of judges of the LHC at 60 but surprisingly the total number of the judges at present is only 40.

Thus, he said this high court is short of 20 judges which is a big loss.

He said it is a common complaint being heard every day that many old cases are pending in the LHC.

We hear everyday people speak from public platform about the inordinate delay in disposal of the cases, he said.

He said they say that justice delayed is justice denied.

Gilani said access to justice to all is fundament right of every citizen of the country.

He submitted that the Federal government has spent Rs 90 billion on perks and privileges of their advisers and Ministers.

He said medical bills of the PPP government is around Rs 120 million on foreign medical treatment of 15 dignitaries.

He said that the government should spend on justice instead of giving undue favour to its blue eyed boys.

He prayed to the court that the court having jurisdiction to direct the respondents to appoint 20 new judges in order to complete the number fixed by the President.