By Tamoor Ahmed
An Insurance Tribunal will take up cases about insurance claims pending before the courts of the lower judiciary of 18 districts of Punjab.
The tribunal set up in Lahore under the aegis of the federal government will be headed by Justice retired Ali Akbar Qureshi.
The cases related to the insurance claims from the courts of 18 districts have been shifted to the tribunal for their hearing in compliance with the Lahore High Court orders.
“Around 369 cases related to insurance under the Insurance Ordinance 2000 will be taken up now by the Lahore Insurance Tribunal,” said Insurance Tribunal Registrar Muhammad Zeeshan Akbar.
The district courts whose cases transferred to the tribunal included Lahore, Sheikhupura, Nankana Sahib, Hafizabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat, Narowal, Faisalabad, Jhang, Mandi Bahauddin, Mianwali, Khushab, Toba Tek Singh, Chiniot, and Bhakar districts.
It may be mentioned here that the special tribunal established to hear matters involving insurance cases and claims had received appreciation from both the lawyers and the litigants.
The authorities concerned asked the litigants to approach the Insurance Tribunal located at 3- Bank Square, Mall Road Lahore for redressal of their grievances. People were having problems because insurance claims in the aforementioned situations were being delayed, but they were relieved once the Insurance Tribunal was established.