LAHORE: Punjab’s top judge has directed all district and sessions judges to start consultations with bar representatives to end the culture of frequent strikes by lawyers that hinder the dispensation of justice.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah ordered this during a roundtable meeting with the judicial officials on Saturday. The prime agenda of the meeting held at the Lahore High Court was the phenomenon of strikes by local bars in the province.
The sessions judges were asked to chalk out a viable plan to end lawyers’ strikes in the province and contribute towards establishing an effective, expeditious and operational justice system.
Justice Mansoor went on to say that such strikes were having serious repercussions on the justice delivery system and they were only adding to the sufferings of a common man.
The CJ discussed with all the participants the figures of such strikes, which were observed in various districts of Punjab by respective bars and took the input of the sessions judges on it.
The judges vowed to engage the representatives of local bars in a meaningful dialogue to systematically curtail the phenomenon of strikes.
The participants also discussed the matter of uniforms for the staff of district judiciary, transfer policy for judicial officers, manner of proclamations of court notices in the newspapers and preparations in respect of sesquicentennial celebrations of the LHC.
The roundtable was also attended by Senior Puisne Judge Shahid Hameed Dar, Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali, and the registrar and inspection team member of the LHC.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 2nd, 2016.
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