LAHORE The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry has warned officers and lower staffers of the court of strict action if they violated punctuality. The chief justice Wednesday undertook surprise visit to the offices of the court to check the overall performance of the staff. During his visit, the CJ said lethargic, unpunctual and irregular officers/officials had no room in the establishment of the LHC. He said punctuality in the judiciary was the corner stone of the institution and no countenance would be given to the violators or its non-observance in the office. The CJ warned that supervisory officers would be held responsible for late coming or disrespect to punctuality by their subordinate staff in future. Justice Chaudhry also issued on the spot show-cause notice to dozens of the officers who were not found present in the court. He also ordered the concerned section to improve cleanliness in the court premises. Meanwhile, the chief justice had said special measures would be pursued to decide the tax matters before the courts. He viewed this would go to add to the revenues of the government. The CJ also ensured the lawyers of addressing their genuine problems and grievances. While talking to office-bearers of the Lahore Tax Bar, Gujranwala, Khanewal, Mian Chunnu and Jehlum Bars Association, the CJ said he would ensure availability of the certified copy of the decision within three days when the case was pending before the court. He asked the lawyers to bring to the knowledge of the Registrar LHC, if the relevant person took undue time in issuing the copy or demanded bribe. Corrupt and inefficient persons would not be tolerated, he maintained. The lawyers delegations congratulated the CJ on his new assignments and also conveyed to him problems being faced by their respective bar. The lawyers ensured the CJ of their fullest cooperation in his efforts to ease the judicial procedure for the litigants.