Special occasion: Visually impaired Yousaf Saleem takes oath as civil judge

LAHORE/Web Desk: On Tuesday, visually impaired civil judge Yousaf Saleem took oath of his office along with 20 other recently appointed judicial officers in Punjab.

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Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali of Lahore High Court administered the oath to the civil judges at a ceremony held at the Punjab Judicial Academy.

The other civil judges who took oath included Sardar Umar Hassan Khan, Saba Qamar, Naseem Akhtar Naz, Maira Hassan, Qamar Abbas, Ehsan Nawaz, Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Amir Sultan Kolachi, Muhammad Abbas, Sumaira Jabbar, Ali Raza, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Muhammad Tariq, Rasheed Khan, Obaid Hassan, Sana Afzal, Mansoor Ahmad, Allah Nawaz, Muhammad Zubair Sabir, Muhammad Javed Iqbal and Shaheen Noor.

The chief justice urged the judges to deliver justice without fear and favour. He said rendering justice was a sacred profession.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken notice of the reports of Lahore- based Saleem being denied the position of civil judge despite topping the examination.

The CJP then  directed the Lahore High Court to review the case observing that a visually impaired person could become a judge provided he met other requirements

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