Abduction of SHC CJ’s son sets alarm bells ringing in LHC


The abduction of Sindh High Court Chief Justice’s son Owais Ali Shah in Karachi has set alarm bells riming in Lahore and judges and their families are highly concerned about their security.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) has taken immediate steps to protect the judges and their respective families.  In this context, LHC Chief Justice Ijaz ul Ahson on Wednesday called an emergency meeting and discussed security challenges in the wake of abduction of Owais Shah. Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Amin Wains, other police high ups, lawyers leaders and authorities concerned attended the meeting.  The meeting decided to conduct security audit of all 638 employees of the LHC and their profiles would be developed. The Lahore police high-ups assured the chief justice that no stone would be left unturned to provide fool-proof security to judges and their families.

If security is provided to the families of the judges, will it be beneficial for them?

There have been serious issues with the Punjab police.  During their assigned duty for security of VIPs, many of the policemen are either seen taking a nap or trolling on their phone. They are involved in different activities like smoking cigarette or taking ‘naswar’.  The million dollar question when police officials perform duty in such a sluggish way, how can judges and their families expect security from them.  The assassination of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer is glaring example in this context.