When the Main Registry of the Court was moved to Rawalpindi in 1974, a Branch Registry was established at Lahore which continued to function in the premises earlier borrowed from the Lahore High Court since the shifting of the Court from Karachi to Lahore. Later, the old State Bank Building located at the Nabha Road, adjacent to the Lahore High Court Building, was acquired and renovated to house the Branch Registry in order to provide easy access to justice to the people living in the remote areas of the Province of the Punjab.
The new building has three courtrooms, one Chief Justice Chamber, six Judges Chambers, library, conference room, bar room and Registry offices. To create additional courtroom and office accommodation in the building, plan has been prepared for renovation/rehabilitation of certain portions of the building. A Rest House situated at 13-Golf Lane, GOR-I, Lahore for lodging the Judges during Court sessions has also been established. A new building containing Chief Justice residence and 4 suits of judges is under construction in the said premises.
Petitions, appeals and miscellaneous applications are instituted in the Branch Registry arising out of judgments and decisions of: –
1. Lahore High Court excluding those of the Rawalpindi bench;
2. The Federal Shariat Court, Lahore;
3. The Federal Services Tribunal, Lahore;
4. The Punjab Services Tribunal.
Subject to any special order of the Chief Justice or the Court, all civil, criminal and jail petitions instituted in the Branch Registry and appeals arising therefrom except the appeals in taxation, customs and revenue matters are heard at the Branch Registry.