Strengthening judiciary: Bench-bar differences ‘resolved amicably’

LHC chief justice says he would himself be looking into controversial matters


Our Correspondent December 05, 2016
LHC PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Differences between the lawyers and judges have been amicably resolved with the view of strengthening the institution of judiciary, said Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday.

Talking to the media after visiting the LHC Bar Association offices and having tea with lawyers, the CJ said the supervisory committee would not look into the matters of lawyers misbehaving with the judges.

Instead he would himself be looking into these matters under Section 54 of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act.



Justice Mansoor said the reference against misbehaving lawyers had already been referred to the disciplinary committee of the Punjab Bar Council, which would decide it in accordance with the law.

LHCBA President Rana Zia Abdul Rehman said the chief justice had been kind on lawyers and there was no issue between the bar and the bench. “Lawyers are with the judiciary and will continue their cooperation in the future,” he added.

Celebrations

A full court reference has been called on December 7 to pay tribute to the deceased judges and legal experts as part of the celebrations for the LHC’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The full curt will appreciate their services and pay tribute to them.

The LHC chief justice will preside over the reference, where all judges of the LHC are requested to participate in the reference that will start at 1pm.

Services of former judges Javed Iqbal, Abdul Shakirul Islam, Rashid Aziz Khan, Iftikhar Chaudhry, Ijaz Chaudhry, KMA Samdani, Mian Nisar Ahmed, Abdul Ghafoor Khan Lodhi, Hasan Sandhar, Gul Zareen Kiani, Asif Jan, Mian Ghulam Ahmed, Abdul Majeed Tiwana, Ameer Alam Khan, Sheikh Abdul Manan and Muhammad Ghani and late lawyers Ilyas Khan, Khawaja Sultan Ahmed, Hakam Qureshi and Khawaja Saeedul Zafar would be eulogised.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2016.

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