LAHORE – Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial has said that judiciary's mission is to serve the people with dispensation of justice.

He was speaking to a 20-member delegation of Federal Shariah Academy, Islamabad, headed by Dr Abdul Hayee Abro. The delegation comprised judges, prosecutors and attorneys from Sindh and KPK judiciary.

“All judicial officers whether they were civil judges or LHC judges, were the members of one community and our mission is to serve the masses.. we are answerable to Allah Almighty. We have evolved a mechanism of self-correction in order to become reactive, responsive and dynamic,” the CJ said.

He said that the judiciary had developed a new approach for the benefit of the litigant.

“We have reduced the number of old cases filed before 2008 from 59,000 to 18,000 only by dint of hard work with assistance of the Bar. We are providing training to all persons associated with the system of justice including judges, prosecutors, district attorneys, lawyers and police officers as well,” the chief justice said.

He informed the judges from Baluchistan had got training from Punjab Judicial Academy and also invited them to benefit from the academy.

Later, the delegation visited the decorated lush green lawns of the LHC and also evinced keen interest in the two living legends of 125 years old still existing on the premises of Lahore High Court - fountain built by golden marble of Rajisthan and five Bargad (Bohar) trees.