Impression of no work being done by judiciary is wrong: LHR CJ
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Sunday criticized the frequent strikes by the legal fraternity, and shared that the lawyers should only protest issues they deeply care about.
Addressing a seminar in Lahore, he said that it makes no sense for lawyers to protest issues which do not relate to Pakistan and called upon the lawyers community to play its role in strengthening the institution.
The chief justice said that impression that there is no work being done by judiciary is wrong.
Justice Mansoor while talking about the lack of judges in the city said that only one judge is available for 62,000 people in Lahore.
While sharing statistics, the chief justice pointed out that 200,0040 additional cases could have been heard if it weren’t 3,040 strikes by lawyers in 2017.
A total of 2.1 million cases were disposed of this year as compared to 2 million cases decided last year, he added.