ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan on Thursday elevated the interval of limitation for submitting of fits, functions, petitions and appeals on account of present state of affairs of Coronavirus pandemic.
On this regard, the Registrar Workplace of the apex courtroom issued a notification with a purpose to cope with difficulties confronted by litigants who’re hampered in submitting fits, functions, petitions and appeals and many others earlier than numerous authorized for a supplied by legal guidelines on account of partial/ compete lockdown introduced by the federal/provincial governments.
It added that the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan together with its establishment branches are functioning all around the nation whereas observing numerous security protocols. It maintained that on account of curtailment of motion and non-availability/ shortage of technique of transportation, it’s tough for litigants to file fits, functions, petitions and appeals for causes past their management. The notification mentioned that now due to this fact, in train of powers accessible underneath Article 191 of the Structure of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973 learn with Order II rule I and Order XXXIII Guidelines 1, 3, 4, and 6 of the Supreme Courtroom Guidelines, 1980, it’s hereby notified as follows:
“For the purposes of Sections 4 of the Limitation Act, 1908 (“the Act”) for the aim of calculation of interval of limitation, supplied underneath the Act or every other regulation, the Establishment Department of the Courtroom, on the Principal Seat and the Department Registries, shall be deemed to be closed from 22.03.2020 until 21.04.2020 (until withdrawn earlier), for these litigants who’re unable to method this courtroom on account of the lockdown introduced by the Federal/ Provincial Governments,” mentioned the notification.
It added, “Notwithstanding the above, there shall be no bar on filing of applications, petitions and appeals etc within the statutory period of limitation.”