Justice Najamul Hassan, a senior judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Saturday said that the prime duty of all judges was to dispense justice as per law and constitution without fear or ill will towards anyone.
Addressing a capacity building seminar at the Punjab Judicial Academy, the judge said that the district judiciary played a pivotal role in dispensing justice in the country.
He advised judges to record the evidence personally as statements made before the trial court carry must carry weight. Any shortcuts or procedural bottlenecks at initial stages could spoil the case due to which criminals escaped punishment, he said.
He asked the judges to have hands-on information technology.
“Every judge should be computer literate. Latest judgments of apex courts, full of guidance, are available online which help speedy resolution of disputes,” he said.
Outgoing director general of the academy Justice (R) Tanvir Ahmad Khan, in his welcome address, highlighted the achievements of the institution and hoped that the academy would further progress with the induction of Justice (R) Jamshed Ali Shah.