LAHORE – Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik on Saturday said that lawyers had great regard for the judges deciding cases on merit as per their conscious without fear or favour and the collective thinking of Bar cannot be wrong.

Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik was addressing the concluding ceremony of a capacity building course for female civil judges in Punjab Judicial Academy. The honourable judge said that he was still a lawyer and if he was given ten lives he would like to become a lawyer. He said that litigant public had great expectations from legal profession.

Malik said that woman enjoyed great respect in our religion but due to some social constraints, women could not perform their obligations shoulder to shoulder with men in the past and now was the era of competition. He said that it was a common thought that the female judges were slow workers and they do not have full command over constitution and law but while point the students he said that you had to remove this impression by dint of honest work.

 He said that female judges have double responsibility and they have to become a role model. Malik advised that they should consider the court of Civil Judge as the final court and render comprehensive judgments. The judge commands credibility by good judgments and not by dismissing cases as by dismissing the cases, the judge becomes a rubber stamp and loses respect. He said that the murder trials were pending for years and accused were in jails and if they deserve bail, grant them without any fear or favour. Representative of Civil Judges of the course, Adeela Altaf and Director General Academy Justice (Retd) Tanveer Ahmed also addressed on the occasion.

The learned judge distributed degrees among the civil judges who completed training course. Those who got degrees included Adeela Altaf, Aleena, Farkhanda Arshad, Nabila Jaffery, Syeda Kiran Iqbal, Tahira Sadiq, Komil Tabbasum, Syeda Habib Akhtar, Ishrat Mujahid, Uzma Sattar, Bushra Shehzadi, Zifshan Anjum, Shazia Hassan, Naila Zafar, Fauzia Saira, Sumera Asharf, Qamar un Nisa, Sarwat Bano, Saima Tabasum, Saira Bibi, Fauzia Anjum, Memoona Lashari, Ansa Almas and Saira Batool.