LAHORE - Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah has urged the judicial officials to decide matters purely on merit.

Pledging his full support, the chief justice asked the judges to fear from Almighty Allah only and perform their professional duty with full commitment. He expressed these views while addressing a ceremony held for inauguration of first IT fair at Punjab Judicial Academy yesterday.

CJ Shah said that it was a matter of great pleasure that e-judiciary had been established. He hoped that the IT system would bring revolutionary changes in the district judiciary of the province. “Video links and E-Courts are a milestone and will a positive change in the system,” he added.

Earlier, Justice Shahid Hameed Dar inaugurated the IT Fair while Justice Ayesha A Malik, LHC Registrar Khursheed Anwar Rizvi and other officials were present there on the occasion.

The chief justice said that the future of the district judiciary was bleak without the use of technology. He also said that enterprise level of IT would be introduced in December, adding that international IT companies with the help of Punjab Information Technology Board were working on this pilot project.

“IT system will help dispose of cases timely and will help in establishing case management system.”

Shah also appreciated Help Line 1048 of Sargodha Session court, saying that they would spread this system and centre across the province.

He stressed the need of promoting professionalism in order to uphold the judiciary. The CJ also urged the lawyers leaders to play their role bring professional lawyers. At the end, he distributed shields among the officials and focal persons of IT companies.