More than 35.82 lakh cases are now pending with the higher and lower courts across the country, according to statistics placed by Law Minister Anisul Huq in the parliament today.
“The total number of the cases pending with the country's higher and lower courts is 35,82,347 till March 31, ” he said, in reply to a question from treasury bench MP Habiba Rahman Khan.
Question answer session was tabled at the beginning of day’s proceedings at the House.
The minister said that the government has measures like increasing of judges and resolving the courtroom crisis for quick disposal of the number of cases.
Anisul said that 13.28 lakh civil cases and 17.25 lakh criminal cases were pending at lower courts.
A total of 96,114 civil cases, 3.17 lakh criminal cases, 93,107 writs and appeals were pending at High Court Division.
A total of 14,023 civil cases, 7,655 criminal cases, and 135 contempt petition were pending at Appellate Division, said Anisul.
The law minister while answering another query of ruling lawmaker Haji Md Salim said that there are 59,860 cases pending with family courts across the country.
He said that highest 5509 cases were pending with family courts in Dhaka, followed by 4643 in family courts in Chattogram, 2165 in Mymensing, 1996 in Rajshahi and 1898 in Bagura.