In the past year, almost 1 in 10 (8%) Pakistanis (around 10 million adults) had to visit a court
Islamabad, 02 March, 2020
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, in the past year, 8% Pakistanis had to visit a court. This adds to around 10 million Pakistanis who visited a court in one year.
A representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “During the past year, did you or any of your household member have to visit a court/Kacheri to get any work done or not?” In response, 8% said yes, while 92% said no.
Urban-Rural Breakdown: Similar proportion of urban and rural residents had to visit a court in the past year
Out of the total urban respondents, 9% said they had to visit a court in the past year, while a lower 7% rural residents claimed the same.
Court Cases vs. Court Work:
In another survey, only 3% respondents reported that they themselves or a family member had a court case which added to around 900,000 cases. Comparing this statistic to the amount of court visits, it seems that nearly 90% of court visits are with regards to other services such as attestations, oaths and registrations.