Monday, December 11, 2023

LHC instructs Punjab judges to keep out of social communications

The High Court of Lahore instructed judges in the subordinate courts to stay away from social media

After clearance by LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhati and session judges and judicial off cashiers deployed to the former cadres in Punjab have received a letter outlining a code of conduct requesting them to stop using the social media platforms.

It was also prohibited, according to a letter, from joining all non-governmental WhatsApp groups.

The new regulations come days following the new LHC Chief Justice of Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti.

The LHC further suggested that disciplinary action against judges who do not comply with the instructions will disturb the image of the judges by some members of the district courts.

Justice officers should restrict their social life and district judges should only utilize WhatsApp official groups, the letter from the LHC stated.

According to the letter the judges who exchange information about unauthorized WhatsApp groups should be brought to justice. District judges are asked by the appropriate judge and High Court Registrar to transmit communication.

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