The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued a code of conduct for judicial officers throughout the province, routing them to avoid using social media sites.
The directives, which were provided on July 8 by the LHC registrar, are resolved to all area and also sessions judges in Punjab as well as judicial officers uploaded on ex-cadre.
The instructions come days after Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti took vow as the 51st LHC principal justice.
According to the handout, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, the court has paid attention to elements showing misbehavior as well as asked authorities to follow the regulations.
” A judicial officer is expected to lead a scheduled social life, therefore, he should prevent utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and also such other social media applications,” the statement stated.
It additionally prevented judicial officers from being consisted of in “unofficial WhatsApp teams” as well as various other “social networks modes”, in addition to sharing of “blessed” info. Making use of mobile phones throughout court hrs, apart from throughout intervals, was likewise forbidden.
The court warned of disciplinary activity against judicial officers using their impact for postings/transfers.
It also warned of action against “oft and unnecessary” brows through to the high court without experiencing the correct channels. In challenge instances, prior approval through the registrar will be looked for, it stated.
” Keeping and also showing a blue light on an authorities or private vehicle of any kind of judicial officer, or putting environment-friendly plates on exclusive vehicles shall also amount to misbehavior and will be purely taken care of.”
It added that judicial officers were bound to purely observe preparation and use a main uniform.
The court warned that if a judicial officer is discovered violating the guidelines issued, stringent corrective action will certainly be taken and also the transgression would certainly likewise be contributed to their personal data, which will certainly be taken into consideration while of their promo.