LAHORE - Civil judges here Thursday observed partial strike in protest against the incident of slapping a judge of Faisalabad by a lawyer. However, the judges called off their strike after negotiation with district and sessions judge Zawwar Ahmad Sheikh, who appealed to the judges to end their protest as the matter was pending with the Lahore High Court and they should honour its proceedings and wait for the subsequent decision. He said that the litigants were already facing problems in getting justice and strike of courts would double their miseries. After his request and assurance, the civil judges abandoned their strike and resumed judicial work at 12 noon.