LAHORE - Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Saturday said that Lahore High Court was actively going to increase the number of judges and the required infrastructure of courts in the Punjab.

The chief justice was addressing the concluding ceremony of in service training course of District and Sessions Judges at Punjab Judicial Academy.

He said that a long term plan had been made to overcome shortage of courts, keeping in view, the increasing litigation. A report with facts and figures for allocation of funds will be released within a week. Judges, lawyers and especially people, the real stakeholders of judicial system, will benefit from this initiative.

He said that transfers were inevitable and integral part of the service, therefore, a transparent transfer policy had been evolved, which enjoyed 80% success rate. As per this policy judicial officers are being posted nearer to their home districts. A car leasing scheme for judges, by a certain bank, is also afoot in order to facilitate them. The chief justice also distributed certificates and Shields to the 23 participant District and Sessions Judges.