MULTAN

The Lahore High Court Multan Bench has disposed of over 6,500 cases under fast track Programme that were pending for the last six years. This was disclosed by senior judge of LHC Multan Bench Justice Syed Manssoor Ali Shah while addressing the participants of a welcome party organised by High Court Bar Multan in his honour. He added that the recent progress was a historic milestone in the history of judiciary and the fast track programme would boost public’s confidence in judiciary beside further strengthening the bond between the bar and the bench.He said that the Chief Justice Lahore High Court had ordered launching fast track programme for disposing of years old pending cases and the programme was launched from May 27. He lauded the cooperation of and role of lawyers in making the programme a success. He reiterated that the fast track processing of cases would be upheld in future with a view to cutting pressure on judiciary and dispensation of early justice to the masses.Meanwhile, households worth millions were gutted when a sudden fire broke out in the house of one Latif Shah in Amirabad area. The fire fighters of Rescue 1122 and Fire Brigade rushed to the spot after learning about the fire and extinguished it after efforts of two hours. The cause of fire is stated to be short circuit. The owner of the house told the journalists that a car, a motorbike and households worth millions were gutted in the incident.