Celebrations: LHC gears up to mark 150th anniversary

Competitions to start from Nov 1, continue till Dec 10


Rana Tanveer September 24, 2016
On January 1, 1981, allied benches of the LHC were established in Bahawalpur, Multan and Rawalpindi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court will compile its history, have its own museum, a documentary and collect its old pictures to display on its first annual ceremony in connection with its sesquicentenary starting from November 1.

LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah held a full court meeting on Saturday to discuss the preparations for the 150th anniversary of the high court.

The CJ said there would be competitions for photography on implementation of law and essay writing. People who want to participate in these competitions should submit their entries by October 31.

Delegations of the LHC will also visit different countries to collect memoirs of the court’s history and its photographs. Two judges of the LHC have already visited India to collect old pictures, a court official told The Express Tribune.

The celebrations will start from November 1 and will continue till December 10.

The inaugural ceremony will be held on November 1 with the hoisting of national flag at the building of the LHC.

The LHC was established in 1866 as the Chief Court of the Punjab. In 1915, it was named High Court with jurisdictions over the provinces of Punjab and Delhi. In 1937, the strength of judges was increased from five to 15.

On August 15, 1947 it was given the name of High Court of Lahore. On September 30, 1955 it was renamed as High Court for the Province of West Pakistan. On October 14, 1955 it was renamed as High Court of West Pakistan. In the 1956 constitution, it was renamed as the High Court of West Pakistan.

On January 1, 1981, allied benches of the LHC were established in Bahawalpur, Multan and Rawalpindi.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2016.

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