ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday approved a proposed law to commence evening courts in the capital, according to a local media outlet.
The committee decided to send the bill back to the lower house after the approval of the bill. As no one opposed the bill in the standing committee, it is expected that it will be passed smoothly by the Senate as well.
Once the bill is passed by both the National Assembly and Senate, Islamabad would become the first city in Pakistan to operate evening courts.
Evening courts can help overcome the pendency of cases, ensure speedy trials and diminish the workload on morning courts.
The bill was drafted by the law ministry, the committee was informed; and as the evening courts are set up in Islamabad, provincial governments will also follow suit.