Lahore: Mr. Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan of Lahore High Court has said that being a judge is not a job. It is a calling; it’s a way of life. It requires complete and unwavering commitment to administer justice to all manner of people according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill will.
Hon’ble Judge was addressing a concluding ceremony of a Capacity Building Course for Judicial Magistrates at Punjab Judicial Academy. Mr. Justice (R) Kazim Ali Malik, Senior Member Inspection Team, LHC and Registrar, Mr. Sardar Ahmad Naeem also attended.
Hon’ble judge said that Adal is an attribute of Allah and judges have been chosen to administer Adal. This is not an ordinary honour and the power attached with it is a sacred trust which has to be exercised with utmost sense of responsibility and commitment. This requires sacrifices, hard work and huge sense of duty. District Judiciary has risen to the challenges and is making concerted efforts to clear the backlog. But we cannot afford to be complacent, we have to continue our journey and justify the immense confidence that has been reposed by the people of Pakistan in our institution.
The High Court is providing every possible support in terms of encouragement, capacity building and provision of state of the art equipment in the form of computer and other gadgets. It is now up to the judges to deliver justice wherever they are and deliver it in a manner that the aggrieved party gets the relief, which is due. If judges decide justly, fairly and in accordance with law, they have nothing to fear. Thanks to information technology and availability of data, High Court is able to identify those who are delivering and those who are not.
Justice Ahsan said that Institution of Judiciary is the cross roads of history. We have laid the foundation of a new judiciary to face the challenges of 21st century. The emphasis and focus is on capacity building. Law is a living and ever growing organism with the sole object of delivering justice in a quick and effective manner. Hon’ble Justice further asked the participants to decide cases with hard work, commitment and motivation and contribute your bit towards building a new Judiciary and leaving a legacy to be proud of. Posterity bear witness that when we were tested, we rose to the occasion we did not turn back or faulter and with the grace of Allah Almighty, we carried forward the banner of a free, fearless and independent judiciary and conveyed it untarnished to future generations, he concluded.
Director General Punjab Judicial Academy, Mr. Justice (R) Tanvir Ahmad Khan and representative of trainee Judicial Magistrates, Mr. Qaiser Hussain also spoke on the occasion.
Hon’ble Judge also gave away certificates to the participants including Rabia Tareef, Sarwat Batool, Sobia Tirmazi, Aysha Alamgir, Huma Altaf, Misbah Asghar, Ejaz Hussain, Ahmad Shahzad Gondal, Sahib Gul Khan Baloch, Sardar Naveed Ahmad, Imran Yaqub, Muhammad Zaigham, Muhammad Asim Shafique, Zaheer Ahmad, Javaid Iqbal, Khawar Rafique, Muhammad Imran Khan, Qaiser Hussain Marl, Naveed Abbas, Abdul Sattar, Muhammad Jamshaid, Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, Asif Iqbal, Shaukat Abbas and Ghulam Mustafa Yazdani.