For the first time in history, Lahore High Court (LHC) has introduced a mobile application, which is developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and was presented by Chief Justice LHC Mansoor Ali Shah. It has already been downloaded 5,000 times.
The users can also check the case hearing dates, progress, and status of cases or get the copy of verdict related to any case on their smartphones. The lawyers have appreciated this move of LHC.
The app starts with the logo of Lahore High Court. After that, it shows the list of the available options which include Cause List, Judgement, Case Info, Judges Information and Contact. The LHC app also shows you the map and the exact location of the court.
Lahore High Court introduces helpline number!
Moreover, a helpline has been created with the technical collaboration of the PITB for getting the information regarding the cases. You can dial 1134 and get the following details about your case:
- Case History.
- Type of the case.
- Name of the Judge.
- Copy petition.
- Case date.
Helpline timing: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
The database of the helpline gets updated every day at 7:00 PM.
Last year, Lahore High Court started SMS system for the petitioners and lawyers. The action was taken while keeping in mind the problems faced by attorneys and the applicants who come from far off places for the hearing of the cases and sometimes had to face disappointment in the form of delay of the session due to protest or any other law and order issue.
Earlier we reported how Lahore high court had directed to digitalise all the cases registered in the session court. For the first time in Lahore, the list of the registered cases was digitalised.
According to the authorities, the first step is to automate the system to lessen the manual workload on the officials. The second step is to apply this procedure to civil courts as well.
Recently, Chief Justice of Pakistan also highlighted that Judges and Lawyers should get in touched with technology so they could deal with the challenges in today’s judicial proceedings.
The steps that LHC is taking for providing the state-of-the-art services to the people is appreciable, and we should feel proud that our courts are being modernized.