LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan retired on Tuesday after attaining the age of superannuation.
A full court reference was held in the honour of the chief justice on his retirement. The Designated Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan, Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti, Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed and Justice Shujaat Ali Khan as well as lawyers leaders, Bar representatives and law officers attended the full court reference.
Addressing the full court reference, the chief justice said the full court reference in his honour was a matter of pride for him.
He said the LHC was a historical institution and it had been a great honour for him to be its head.
He said after taking oath of his office, he focused on delivery of prompt and standard justice besides providing judiciary the best infrastructure. Effective measures were taken to expedite the completion of all under-construction projects so that judges, lawyers and litigant public could be provided with a better environment in the courts, he added.
The chief justice said steps were also taken for quick decision of the cases of Overseas Pakistanis and special benches were set up in the district judiciary and LHC for the purpose.
He said, "Our efforts are gaining momentum both at home and abroad." Model Courts and ADR Centers were effectively enabled for the early decision of cases because it was almost impossible to deal with such a large number of pending cases, he added.
He said due to the fastest and standard justice in the Model Courts, public confidence in the judiciary was strengthened.
He said the Punjab Judicial Academy was established on modern lines for the training of judges, which enhanced the...