RATODERO: The work on Judicial Complex in Ratodero has not yet been completed despite passage of seven years. The Sindh government had approved this scheme costing Rs 40 million.
The former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Sarmad Jalal Usmani during his visit to the Ratodero Bar had announced construction of the complex after witnessing its dilapidated condition. The construction work was started but it has not yet been completed which has multiplied the issues faced by the litigants.
The court of Judicial Magistrate-2 and Senior Civil Judge, Ratodero, has been temporarily shifted to outdated building of revenue department but sub-jail is still in the same building due to which the under trial prisoners brought from central jail, Larkana, are also facing hardships. Former Chief Justices of of Sindh Faisal Arab and MashirAlam also inspected the ongoing work in the past but even then the complex is incomplete as yet.
RatoderoBar advocates observed a two-hour strike and held a protest demonstration demanding completion of the complex. The advocates, including GhulamRasulNarejo, Abdul Hakim Brohi, KhadimHussainQadri, Mohammad Sharif Ghangro, MunirJalbani, and Waqar Ahmed Siyal while addressing the participants said that the judicial work was suffering very badly due to incomplete work of the complex.
They said that their lives were also at stake because of the outdated dangerous condition of the revenue department building. They said there were no toilets for the lawyers’ community in the existing revenue building. They urged the authorities to get the work completed on priority basis.