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High Court

England's most important civil court of first instance, divided into the QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION, the FAMILY DIVISION and the CHANCERY DIVISION.
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Never can there come fog too thick, never can there come mud and mire too deep, to assort with the groping and floundering condition which this High Court of Chancery, most pestilent of hoary sinners, holds this day in the sight of heaven and earth.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Thus, in the midst of the mud and at the heart of the fog, sits the Lord High Chancellor in his High Court of Chancery.
But at last the High Court of Appeal went into it and the poor fellow was acquitted and put under proper care.
One of the young men of fashion - he who was found dead at the bottom of a well on the night of the earthquake had once given him a complete suit of Hindu kit, the costume of a lowcaste street boy, and Kim stored it in a secret place under some baulks in Nila Ram's timber-yard, beyond the Punjab High Court, where the fragrant deodar logs lie seasoning after they have driven down the Ravi.
The government had floated the idea of shifting the High Court to a new location when both the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Courts were functioning out of the same building leading to complaints of lack of space.
The SJC is the only constitutional authority mandated by Article 209 of the Constitution of Pakistan to conduct inquiries into allegations of incapacity or misconduct against a judge of the Supreme Court or of a high court. It comprises Chief Justice of Pakistan as Chairman, two most senior judges of the Supreme Court and two most senior judges of the High Courts as members.
The Judicial Council's recommendation of five SC justices and 18 judges for high courts has faced controversy as legal experts closed to the ruling party have also condemned the recommendation.
The Collegium has discussed names of Chief Justices as well as senior puisne judges of all High Courts, eligible for elevation to the Supreme Court," the top court said.
According to Abdulai Sirta, the petitioner, 'there is something fundamentally wrong with the processes of the high courts, which must be cleared to engender public confidence in the justice delivery system in the Northern Region in particular and the nation as a whole'.
The new petitions written against Judicial Officers from the Federal and State High Courts were also considered by the Council, after which it empanelled four Committees to investigate and the remaining petitions were summarily dismissed for lack of merit, being subjudice, concerning administrative matters, or that such petitions were matters for appeal.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday decided to club all pending case before the High Courts of the country and top court.