Lahore: Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Lahore, Mr. Justice Omar Ata Bandial has said that we live in a poor country. People face hardships due to sky rocketing prices and can’t afford to approach Supreme Court for redressal of their grievances. It is our resolve to provide quality justice at the very first court of the province.
Hon’ble Chief Judge was addressing a concluding ceremony of Capacity Building Training Courses designed for Civil Judges-cum-Judicial Magistrates hailing from Balochistan and Punjab at Punjab Judicial Academy. Senior Judge of LHC, Mr. Justice Sh. Najam ul Hassan, Honorary Consultant PJA, Mr. Justice (R) Khalil ur Rehman Khan, Senior MIT, Mr. Justice (R) Kazim Ali Malik and Registrar Sardar Ahmad Naeem also attended the ceremony.
Hon’ble CJ said that there can be 90% decrease in appeals before higher courts if comprehensive and on merit judgments are rendered at the civil courts. Justice Bandial said we attach high esteem to the people of other provinces and judges from Balochistan are a pride for us. We value their presence amongst us. Hon’ble CJ said that we are surrounded with a host of problems due to terrorism and corruption in this region. We are part of an institution. The system of justice stands as a buffer between anarchy and peace. We are confronted with the forces spoiling the peace of the society and it is our mission to promote morality and rationality by providing justice. Hon’ble CJ said that judge should be a role model in the society. Integrity, conduct and sweet temperament are hallmarks of a judge. Judges should deliver detailed and qualitative judgments that nobody should point a finger against them. He also advised the judges to excel in the legal knowledge and expertise to earn respect from the lawyers. It is an honor bestowed by Almighty Allah to be a judge and it demands hard and hones work.
Director General Punjab Judicial Academy, Mr. Justice (R) Tanvir Ahmad Khan and Mr. Arbad Muhammad Amjad, Mr. Khan Muhammad from Balochistan and Mr. Kashif Ali Gujjar from Punjab also spoke on the occasion.
The participants of the course include Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrates (Balochistan), Saima Perveen, Raqiba Khan Akhunzada, Kaneez Fatima, Zill-e-Huma, Atif Jameel, Muhammad Ali Kanrani, Muhammad Israq Mandokhail, Muhammad Anwar, Rozi Khan, Ali Baig, Abdul Aleem Qureshi, Shah Nawaz, Junaid Nawaz Khan, Sabir Saleem, Muhammad Yousaf, Jam Saka, Noor Bakhsh, Muhammad Iqbal, Khadim Hussain, Muhammad Juma, Yahya Asif, Abdul Baseer, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Hizbullah, Kaleemullah, Abdul Rehman & Incharge Delegation/Research Officer, BJA Quetta, Mr. Arbab Muhammad Amjad and Judicial Magistrates (Punjab), Bushra Farid, Nadia Kausar, Qudsia Bano, Muhammad Fayyaz, Tahir Ishaq Khan, Muhammad Amtiaz Bajwa, Syed Ali Waqas Bukhari, Shebaz Khan, Sheikh Suleman Ellahi, Ahmad Zia Chaudhry, Zaman Ali Ranjha, Ghulam Murtaza Virk, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Zahid Farid, Muhammad Avawis, Muhammad Azhar Qayyum, Mian Ijaz Ahmad, Umar Daraz Herl, Kashif Iftikhar, Tariq Mehmood Kahut, Kashif Ali Gujjar and Jahanzeb Aman Hafeez.