LAHORE - LHC Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik has confirmed 111 daily wagers and contract-employees of the LHC including 99 employees of grade-IV.

The chief justice ordered to regularise them at a ceremony of contract and daily wagers’ employees held at Punjab Judicial Academy here on Saturday.

Among the regularised employees, there are two proof readers of grade 11, three telephone operators of grade-9, two telephone technicians of grade-8, one technician of grade-7, two junior clerks of scale-11, four cooks of grade-IV, two electricians, ten daftaris, 16 Naib Qasids, five gardeners, three bearers, three watchmen, one washer man and six sweepers.

Among the supervisors of the daily wagers, there are 12 Naib Qasids, four dafris, two gardeners, 12 sweepers, three drivers, one generator operator and one Khadim for the mosque have also been made regularised.

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, PJA DG Justice (r) Chaudhary Shahid Saeed, LHC Registrar Habibullah Amir and senior officers were present there on the occasion.

Meanwhile, an LHC Special Committee on Saturday deliberated on the constitution of proposed benches at different divisions of Punjab.

A number of lawyers and representatives of different bars from Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Sargodha and Dera Ghazi Khan Divisions have demanded the authorities of the LHC to constitute new benches at their respective divisions to facilitate the masses to have easy excess to the justice.

The special committee headed by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and comprising Justice Aminud Din Khan and Justice Malik Shahzad considered the demands of the bars’ representatives and sought more suggestions from them to deliberate whether the benches could be establish in these divisions of Punjab.

The meeting continued for about two hours at LHC Library on Saturday.

Heading the meeting, Justice Shah assured the participants that the issue of establishment of new benches at divisional level would be examined purely on the basis of facts and figures and it would be brought to its logical end.