In the letter of the Lahore High Court, new rules have been made for the judges of the District and Sessions Court of Punjab, in which they have been ordered to stay away from social media.
Lahore High Court made new rules (Photo Court : Twitter)
The Lahore High Court has ordered the judges of the lower judiciary to stay away from the use of social media. Following the approval of Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Muhammad Amir Bhatti, a letter has been sent to the District and Sessions Judges and Judicial Officers of Punjab indicating the code of conduct, in which they have been sent on social media platforms. Platform) has been asked to refrain from using it.
According to the letter, he has also been barred from joining all non-government WhatsApp groups. The new rules come days after Justice Muhammad Amir Bhatti became the new Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court. The court has also indicated disciplinary action against judges who do not comply with the orders.
Can’t join personal WhatsApp group
The Lahore High Court said that some elements in the district judiciary are maligning the image of the judiciary. The letter states that judicial officers should limit their social life and district court judges should only use official WhatsApp groups. According to the order, action will be taken against judges sharing information on unauthorized WhatsApp groups.
Action will be taken against the blue light on the car
It has been said in the letter that departmental action will be taken against any judge who recommends the transfer of the district judges. Transfer of judges will be done on the basis of their performance monitoring system. Monitoring started from July 6 and will continue till July 31. The letter has warned of strict disciplinary action against judges for installing blue beacons on public and private vehicles and green number plates on private vehicles.
‘Freedom of the Press’ in Pakistan
Social media and journalism in Pakistan is already battling with many restrictions. Recently, a report has claimed that Kim Jong Un and Imran Khan are similar in the matter of curbing the freedom of the press. This has been revealed in a report by the press watchdog organization Reporters Without Borders. The organization has disclosed about the top leaders of 37 countries. In this, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban have been described as leaders who suppress press freedom.
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