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Performance of Dispute Resolution Councils
The Dispute Resolution Councils have received a total of 7797 cases in which 5381 case have successfully been settled during the current year throughout the province and referred 1125 cases to other relevant forums for legal action.
According to details the Dispute Resolution Council was established in Peshawar in 2014 so as to bring positive change in ''Thana culture'' and ensure prompt settlement of petty disputes amongst the general public. Due to its tremendous success and the ever increasing trust of the public on this system, a strong need was felt for replicating it in other areas of the province. Later on, such councils were established all over the province in each and every district and a large number of people are approaching these councils for resolution of their petty disputes. The basic purpose of establishment of dispute resolution councils is to provide prompt and free of cost justice to the public. The Dispute Resolution Councils are responsible for amicable solution of disputes, fact finding enquiries and acting as jury in the conduct of contested investigation. These councils have been formed in the light of Quranic verses of Surah Al-Hujaraat where Allah Almighty has ordained as “The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers”.
In the current year a total of 7797 cases were received in these councils through out the province in which 5381 cases were solved in an amicable manner and 1125 were referred to other relevant forums for legal action while 1291 cases are under process. The DRCs in Peshawar settled 389, in Mardan 986, Nowshera 243, Charsadda 105, Swabi 1282, Swat 276, Kohat 216, Karak 110, Hangu 136, Lakki Marwat 117, Buner 289, Upper Dir 85, Dir Lower 38, Chitral 12, Shangla 165, Torghar 3, Abbottabad 94, Haripur 112, Mansehra 237, Battagram 25, Bannu 319 and DIKhan 142.
In Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Swabi and Swat 4 each, in Charsadda 3 and Chitral 2, while in rest of districts of the province one each DRC is functioning.