Lower court judge resigns following 'humiliation' at the hands of CJP

Published: June 26, 2018



KARACHI: Three days after facing wrath of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar for using cellphone in the courtroom, Larkana Additional District and Sessions Judge Gul Zameer Solangi tendered resignation on Tuesday.

In a letter addressed to the Sindh High Court (SHC) registrar, Solangi said he was resigning “due to the humiliating behaviour of the top judge” during  proceedings in his court “which were widely aired in the electronic, print and social media”.

Solangi, who had been serving on the post since March last year, added that he was unable to continue serving as a judge after suffering “deep anguish and injury” to his “self-respect and dignity”.

He requested immediate acceptance of his resignation.


CJP tosses judge’s cellphone, admonishes him for using it in court

On Saturday, Justice Nisar picked up and tossed the mobile phone of the sessions judge after admonishing him for using the device during court hours. The incident happened during the CJP’s surprise visit to lower courts in Larkana to observe their proceedings.

While visiting city court-III, Justice Nisar grabbed the sessions judge’s cellphone and flung it on his table. He then asked the judge about the cases he had heard since the morning. The judge said he had heard three cases since morning. To this, the CJP shot back:  “How can we ensure provision of justice when judicial process is so slow?

“Where are Sindh and Pakistan going? … What are you doing for the cases of missing persons? … Wrap up these cases swiftly,” he added.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Khawaja Adnan Zafar
    Jun 26, 2018 - 12:33PM

    We have so fragile egos. Such humiliation should have propelled the judge to improve his working. Having mobile phones in the court is a distraction. People visiting courts are also told not to use it in the vicinity of the court.Recommend

  • AHS
    Jun 26, 2018 - 12:46PM

    Judge Solongi has shown good Character ! the CJP acted as a typical Punjabi mentality
    and showed no manners in dealing with a subordinate of the court who was not his personnel servant but an officer of the the court. in any civilized western country this would have constituted a swift reaction to this absurd action by the highest official of Law of the land
    CJP owes an apology to the good Judge for this ignorant behaviorRecommend

  • Karachiwala
    Jun 26, 2018 - 1:16PM

    Good atleast ONE is removed from the list of non-competent government officials. Recommend

  • Khalid Javaid
    Jun 26, 2018 - 1:59PM

    A judge accompanied with gadgets like mobile phone inside the court is like a surgeon listening music inside the operation theatre. A lamentable egoistic mind-set, Mr. Solangi has shown by resigning instead of welcoming it as a professional, constructive criticism. Recommend

  • Shahzad
    Jun 26, 2018 - 2:14PM

    @Khawaja Adnan Zafar:
    He wasn’t using his phone, It was sitting there on the Table. CJP shouldn’t have done that.Recommend

  • Kashkolistan khan
    Jun 26, 2018 - 8:46PM

    CJP over-reacted on mobile phones and actually mis-behaved. Mobile phone are not officially banned in courts. CJP could have admonished privately. This is inappropriate to disturb the working of a working court and then humiliate somebody junior in post in public. This is totally unacceptable.Recommend

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