IHC postpones hearings of routine cases over third wave of coronavirus

By: News Desk      Published: 12:18 PM, 12 Apr, 2021
IHC postpones hearings of routine cases over third wave of coronavirus

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday extended postponement of the hearing of routine cases till May 16 amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in the federal capital, reported 24News HD TV channel.

According to a notification issued by the IHC registrar, only important cases, including pre-arrest and post-arrest bails, habeas corpus petitions or detention matters, urgent petitions seeking stay orders, and any matter of genuine urgency, will be taken up.

The IHC registrar has issued the notification after the approval from Chief Justice Athar Minallah. According to the notification, the important case will be taken up only after the approval of Chief Justice Athar Minallah.

On the other hand, Pakistan has reported 58 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 725,602. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 15,501 on Monday.

The positivity ratio of coronavirus cases in Pakistan hits 10.29 percent as Pakistan reported 4,584 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours (Sunday), the latest data from the National Command and Control (NCOC) shows.

There were 58 more causalities related to the deadly disease as the death toll due to coronavirus has reached 15,501 that represents a ratio of 2.1%.

According to the latest figures, 4,584 new coronavirus cases emerged in the last 24 hours after conducting 44,514 tests. It takes the total cases tally to 725,602 that returned positive after conducting 10,779,474 total tests so far. The number of active cases in the country is 75,266 with 4,201 patients in critical condition.

In Islamabad, the number of coronavirus cases has reached 66,380 with 12,865 active cases. The death toll in Islamabad has reached 611 while 52,904 patients have been recovered to date.