KASUR: Ten judges from Tehsil Pattoki took leave in protest on Saturday after Pattoki Bar Association President Mudassar Naeem Bhatti insulted a judge.
Bhatti insulted Judge Mah Jabeen, who was stationed before the Tehsil Courts in Pattoki, and spoke vulgarly in her court, whereupon the 10 judges sent to Pattoki expressed their solidarity with the judge and took leave. An additional session judge submitted a report to the LHC Registrar, District and Session Judge, and the PBC reporting that the incident was on CCTV video. Pattoki DSP Akram Khan also confirmed the incident.
A meeting was later held between high-ranking lawyers such as the President of the District Bar Association, Mehr Saleem, and the judges, chaired by District Court Judge Jazeela Aslam, which lasted until the evening and condemned the incident.