LAHORE - Lahore High Court Chief Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik has said that the provision of justice is worship but strikes on minor issues can create hurdles in ‘worship’.

The chief justice says the pending cases can easily be disposed off if lawyers play their positive role to assist the courts. He expressed these views while addressing a books distribution ceremony for the entire bars of the province held at Punjab Judicial Academy on Saturday.

The chief justice said that they had set targets in the lower judiciary and the cases which were pending since 2012 had been disposed of in 25 districts of Punjab. The CJ said they had also set targets to dispose of more cases till Dec 24. But he stressed on the judicial officers of the lower judiciary to maintain merit in deciding the cases so that the people could trust the justice system.

Senior Judge of the LHC Sardar Tariq Masood, Punjab Judicial Academy Director Justice (r) Chaudhary Shahid Saeed and LHC Registrar Tariq Iftikhar and senior members of the bars were present on the occasion.

The chief justice said that argument is the most powerful thing which is not possible without reading law books; therefore, they have decided to provide books to the bars so the lawyers could equip themselves with power of knowledge. He said they have also provided passwords to the law sites. The lawyers who know the law force the judges to change their views.