LAHORE-Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Thursday gave a cheque of Rs 500,000 for promoting Pakistan Law Journal (PLJ) of the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) and a cheque of Rs 100,000 for support of Rinalakhurd Bar Association. Earlier, the representatives of the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC, district and Tehsil bar associations called on chief Justice here Thursday to bring their problem in notice of chief justice. Over 60 representatives of various bar associations including Chairman PLJ Amjad Bajwa, PbBC member Araf ali, and Waheed Chaudhry, the office bearers of Supreme Court Bar Association and representatives of the Renalakhurd bar, Shakargarh bar, Talakang bar and Melsi bar called on the chief Justice to inform him about problems. PbBC representatives Besides other problems the representatives of the District and Tehsil bars told the chief justice that judges of the lower courts have to work in the courts till late hours due to load of cases and shortage of judges. On this chief justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif told them that shortage of the judges in the lower courts will come to an end with the induction of 229 civil judges who are about to join judiciary in next few days. Very soon the new civil judges will be posted in district and Tehsil courts all over Punjab. In addition, chief justice directed the judges of the subordinate judiciary that judges must give time of 5 to 7 days in interim bails so that the accused may join the investigation and be able to get their statement record before police. The CJ noted that LHC also gives 7 days time in pre arrest (interim) bails to the accused for the same reasons. CJ adjourns hearing A division bench of Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Thursday adjourned, till April 8, the proceedings against affiliation of Fatima Jinnah Medical College (FJMC) with the University of Health Sciences (UHS). During the proceedings, the Chief Justice asked lawyer of the UHS to give solid reasons that why the medical college should be affiliated with UHS instead of University of the Punjab. The lawyers pleaded that PU and UHS are institutions of equal standard. Further proceedings on the matter will start on April 8. The Chief Justice LHC had taken a suo motu notice of the matter on the continuous protests of students of Fatima Jinnah medical College against the affiliation of the college with UHS by detaching it from the Punjab University. Earlier, the FJMC was affiliated with Punjab University and students resented the decision of the Punjab government to affiliate it with newly made UHS that too against the consent of the students.