Lahore: Senior judge of the Lahore High Court, Mr. has advised the judges to have fear of Almighty Allah in mind and not any body else while decided cases. Allah has chosen us for this noble task and we will be answerable to HIM on the day of judgment.
Hon’ble judge was speaking at the conclusion ceremony of a capacity building course at the Punjab Judicial Academy. Justice ® Khalil ur Rehman Khan, honory consultant of the Academy was also present on the occasion.
Justice Najam reminded the participants that they were not ordinary servants. Their job was a mission and it should be accomplished wholeheartedly and painstakingly. He said that judgments rendered by the district judiciary are very important so they should do their duty with utmost care. Justice Sheikh explained that if holding of identification parade or confessional statements were not recorded after going through due process of law, the accused escape punishment. Therefore judicial officers are required to work within the framework of law and abide by all procedural technicalities. Hon’ble judge said that LHC judges have curtailed backlog of cases despite less in number as compared to the sanctioned strength and district judiciary should follow suit with more work.
He also appreciated the cooperation of the advocates due to which many districts have zero pendency of old cases i.e. filed before 2008 while other districts have also reduced pendency to a great extent.
Hon’ble judge asked the judges to develop a habit of working even in difficult environment and bring a change in their attitude to satisfy the aggrieved people with qualitative judgments. Nobody will point a finger at your integrity if cases were decided on merit, he concluded.
A representative of participants appreciated the Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial for lunching such a beneficial course. Justice ® Tanvir Ahmed Khan also spoke.
Justice Sh Najam ul Hassan gave away certificates to civil Judges Bushra Anwar, Nighat Sultana, Zunaira Zufar, Muhammad Zakriya, Rana Aneel Arshad, Sarwar Ali, Hasan Iqbal, Sayyad Shuja Ali Haider, Muhammad Amjad Hafeez, Mian Muhammad Kamran Younis, Muhammad Adeel Anwar, Muhammad Ajmal, Syed Faz-ul-Hassan Shah, Tanveer Hussain, Hamid Ali Tulla, Humayun Pervaiz, Ahmed Nadeem Khan, Khalid Mahmood, Ashfaq Ahmad, Faheem-ul-Hassan Shah, Ifran Rafiq, Muhammad Aamir Javed, Rana Muhammad Jafar and Ch. Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan.