LAHORE: Pakistan’s Chief Justice (CJP) On Saturday, Gulzar Ahmad said that lawyers should stay away from acts of violence and corruption against judges.
He said that there was no differentiation between lawyers and judges and that all of them were part and parcel of the scheme of justice. CJP Ahmad addressed a meeting of lawyers organised at the Punjab Bar Council office (PbBC).
He said things have shifted and the attention of many organisations and outlets were on the actions of lawyers, including social media. Dispensing justice to the litigants should be the prime priority of prosecutors and judges, he said.
The chief justice said the notion of generations-long lawsuits had to stop now and proceedings had to be easily settled. He found out that with the consultation of lawyers, several problems relating to judges were settled.
In his early days of service, CJP Ahmad said he was an offensive lawyer as well. He recalled that his father had once scolded him at a hearing for an improper behaviour in a case saying that he would later apologise to the judge.
The chief justice said that he was delighted that in Punjab the culture of strikes had been discouraged. Judges’ vacancies at the Lahore High Court will soon be filled, he added, advising young lawyers to work hard and put new laws for interpretation before the courts.
Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan of the LHC, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council Abid Saqi and other bar leaders also spoke on the occasion.
Later, a proposal to expand the PbBC building was launched by CJP Ahmad.