ISLAMABAD:Secretary of Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan Raheem Awaan has said that the judiciary has done tremendous work to reduce the backlog of cases.

Talking to media persons here on Tuesday, he pointed out that currently there is no backlog of criminal cases in the Supreme Court. He said the judiciary decided 3.486 million cases last year reducing the backlog from 1.9 million to 1.7 million.

He said funds are being released to the high courts in order to ensure better environment at all the family courts. Responding to queries, he said the model courts being established at the district level to ensure expeditious disposal of cases will become operational in the first or second week of next month.

He said these courts will conduct the trials on day to day basis without any adjournments. He said initially these courts will hear the criminal and narcotics cases. He said the high courts will nominate judges for the model courts.