Revive Public Trust In Judiciary: CJ
LAHORE High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif has directed all the judges to be afraid of no-one except God while making decisions.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 12-week training course for judges at the Punjab Judicial Academy on Saturday, he said that on the Judgment Day, God would not accept the excuse of worldly pressures for making the wrong decisions and that day all the judges would be held accountable for the highly sensitive responsibility entrusted to them.
The CJ said that the environment of a society was dependent on the judiciary as it was the only institution with guaranteed accountability for the wrongdoers, acting as a deterrent by setting precedence through punishment. He said the current judiciary needed to revive the confidence of the 170 million people in the judicial system and law by performing better than their predecessors.
Khwaja Sharif lauded Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and said that we should all follow in his footsteps and perform our duties religiously without the fear of any consequences. He said that all the judges should respect the lawyers and the decorum the courtroom should be maintained at all cost. He said that efforts were being made to provide better facilities to the judicial staff which would help them in making just and speedy decisions, bring the number of pending cases down significantly.