- A brand new code of conduct has been issued for the district and classes judges and judicial officers of Punjab.
- It locations restrictions on the usage of social media, becoming a member of non-governmental WhatsApp teams, attending courtroom proceedings with out permission and extra.
- New guidelines come days after Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti turned the brand new LHC chief justice.
LAHORE: The Lahore Excessive Courtroom has ordered judges of the decrease judiciary to abstain from utilizing social media.
Following the approval of LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, a letter indicating a code of conduct has been despatched to the district and classes judges and judicial officers posted on ex-cadre in Punjab, asking them to chorus from utilizing social media platforms.
They’ve additionally been barred from becoming a member of all non-governmental WhatsApp teams, based on the letter.
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The brand new guidelines come days after Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti turned the brand new LHC chief justice.
The LHC has additionally hinted at disciplinary motion in opposition to judges who don’t adjust to the orders, saying that some components within the district judiciary are tarnishing the picture of the judiciary.
Judicial officers ought to restrict their social life and district courtroom judges ought to use solely official WhatsApp teams, the LHC letter mentioned.
In accordance with the letter, motion shall be taken in opposition to judges who share data on unofficial WhatsApp teams. District judges shall be required to ship correspondence via the related classes decide and excessive courtroom registrar.
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The letter from the LHC mentioned that departmental motion could be taken in opposition to any decide who recommends transfers of alternative for district judges. The switch of judges shall be completed on the idea of a system to observe efficiency.
The monitoring began July 6 and can proceed until July 31.
The letter warned of strict disciplinary motion in opposition to judges for putting in blue lights on private and non-private automobiles and affixing inexperienced quantity plates on non-public automobiles.
Aside from this, the letter prohibits the LHC chief justice and different judges from watching courtroom proceedings with out permission. It mentioned that an inquiry over misconduct shall be initiated if the rule shouldn’t be adopted.
The letter additionally mentioned that judges of the district judiciary ought to guarantee punctuality and uniformity.
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