History Of HCBA
The City of Multan is City of Saints and a fort of Spiritual Culture and rituals. Its origin is about 5000 years. It was rich in its culture and a civilization contemporary to Moen-Jo-daro, Harrpa and Kot D.G. It was sacred city for the natives who lived here, and claimed to be placed in the centre of the universe. It is a pride that this is the only living ancient city of Pakistan. A city of monuments, who’s history dates back to ancient times. As per the legend, its origin is assigned to the time of Hazrat Noah (A S). Under the various Hellenic forms of ancient designations (Kasyapapura, Kashtpur, Hanspur, Bagpur and Mulasthan) Multan figures into works of Hecataeus, Herodotus and Ptolemy. It has been an empire, a kingdom, a province, a state, a capital and now only a district headquarter. Thousands years after Macedonians, the conquerors of Multan present an amazing variety of races: Graeco-Bactrians are followed by the Kushans who in turn give place to White Hans. The Arab first arrived here in 662 A.D. and it came under Muslims rule in around 712. In this back ground in history, the ultimate importance was given by the Arabs who established their possession in 749 Hijra. Till today this has been a cultural, educational, spiritual Hub of the region.
West Pakistan High Court by virtue of Order 8 of 1970, (as agreed by Four provinces of Pakistan) was re-constituted, as below.
a. High Court for North West Frontier Province, called Peshawar High Court.
b. High Court for Province of Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory, called Lahore High Court.
c. High Court for Balouchistan and Sindh, called Sindh & Balouchistan High Court, and was conferred all powers vested in the High Court for West Pakistan.
d. Circuit Courts were also re-cognized and were defined in the said order No.8 of 1970.
Without any hard move (although it was the dire need of the time to enforce the concept of door step and inexpensive justice and to establish new High Courts and Benches), through High Courts Establishment Order (Punjab amendment) Ordinance 1 of 1981, through which above President’s Order of 1970 was amended, foundation of establishment of Benches at Bahawalpur, Multan and Rawalpindi was laid. It was issued by the Governor of Punjab, on 1st January, 1981.