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Performance of Dispute Resolution Councils (DRC)
The Dispute Resolution Councils have received a total of 8828 cases in which 6208 case have successfully been settled during the current year throughout the province and referred 1423 cases to other relevant forums for legal action and 1197 cases are under process.
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 8828 cases were received in these councils through out the province in which 6208 cases were solved in an amicable manner and 1423 were referred to other relevant forums for legal action while 1197 cases are under process. The DRCs in Peshawar settled 444, in Mardan 1086, Nowshera 256, Charsadda 129, Swabi 1392, Swat 315, Kohat 259, Karak 128, Hangu 150, Lakki Marwat 134, Buner 310, Upper Dir 115, Dir Lower 42, Chitral 14, Shangla 175, Torghar 3, Abbottabad 118, Haripur 292, Mansehra 283, Battagram 26, Bannu 370 and DIKhan 167.
In Mardan, Nowshera, Swabi and Swat 4 each, in Peshawar and Charsadda 3 and Chitral 2, while in rest of districts of the province one each DRC is functioning.