A fortnightly Supreme Court report stated that there were about 40, 336 cases pending in the top court on July 31. Moreover, 1,739 cases were filed in the month of July itself.
According to a local media report, it has been noticed that the figure is increasing by the day as 39,525 cases were pending as on May 31 and the figure has now reached 40,336 on July 31.
On the contrary, the SC has decided 1,355 cases during the same period.
At present, there are 39 suo motu notices and 255 human rights cases pending while 2,173 jail petitions, 227 constitution petitions, 1,071 criminal appeals and 9,323 civil appeals are pending in the apex court.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar is actively dealing with the cases and is set to clear the backlog very soon.
The CJP is set to retire in January 2019, therefore, his focus should be on judicial reforms in his remaining tenure.