The Lahore High Court took cognizance of about 98 cases on administrative level during the last 10 months, a press release said on Saturday.

The actions were taken on media reports of human rights violations, particularly acid attack, gang rape, kidnapping for ransom, police torture and encounters. The district and sessions judges concerned were directed to look into the matter and submit detailed reports along with their comments on police performance.

Capacity building

Justice Sardar Tariq Masood of the Lahore High Court asked the judicial officers to dispense justice and it is only thing which is expected from them here on Saturday.

Justice Sardar Tariq Masood said that no doubt provision of justice was a challenging assignment and they were aware of the problems of the district judiciary but people had pinned hopes on the judiciary. H expressed these views while addressing the concluding ceremony of a capacity building course designed for judicial magistrates at the Punjab Judicial Academy. “Feel the difficulties of people standing in the court, avoid intellectual corruption and extend equal treatment to both the parties,” Justice Sardar advised the participant judges. 

The judge asked judicial magistrates to follow judges of superior courts who burn midnight oil in order to provide relief to the citizens. He wished all the people associated with system of justice to develop a mind set focusing on resolving the disputes of aggrieved persons. Justice Tariq recalled a jail inspection visit on an Eid day where all the judges accompanied with Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan kept listening grievances of the jail inmates the whole day without having any thing to eat or drink. Justice Tariq said that training imparted at  the Judicial Academy is proving fruitful  and appreciated the efforts of Chief Justice  Umar Ata Bandial for developing useful courses for the judicial officers. DG of the academy Justice ® Syed Jamshaid Ali Shah and a course representative Raja Zahid Hussain also spoke on the occasion. Justice Tariq also distributed certificates among the course participants which include  Afshan Sidra, Komal Tabassum, Saima Tufail, Misbah Hussain, Farzana, Gul-e-Nasreen, Sumera Ashraf, Saira Chaudhry, Shiekh Muhammad Taqi, Shahid Ali, Nabeel Hussain Kahlown, Qaiser Mukhtar Ahmad, Nadeem Ahmad, M Imran Yousaf, Aqeel Ahmed, M Yousaf Abdul Rehman, M Shafique, Muhammad Asif Iqbal, Rashid Hussain, Raja Zahid Hussain, Zafar Iqbal, Umar Hayat Jawad, M Ahsan, Qaiser Abbas and M Arqam Khan.