Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial left the Supreme Court after delivering the last decision of his career today (Friday, September 15).
According to the media reports, the judgment in the amendment case was the last in the career of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial, whose three-member bench also included Justices Ijazul Ahsan and Mansoor Ali Shah. He went shortly after delivering his decision in the amendment case. He also had a farewell meeting with the employees.
Last hearing of the Chief Justice of Pakistan
Supreme Court Chief Justice Bandial came to the courtroom for a hearing on the last day before his retirement this morning and he thanked the lawyers and journalists on this occasion. While talking to the lawyers in the last case, he said Goodbye to all my friends.
Lawyer Mian Bilal told the Chief Justice that even when it was your first case in the High Court, I appeared before you, today it is your last case in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice said that your case has become ineffective, but if you give arguments, it is a good idea to keep the heart happy. The lawyer said that you always listened to us patiently.
Chief Justice replied that it is our duty to listen patiently to everyone, there has always been cooperation and learning from the Bar. He said that by wearing a black coat, we consider ourselves a part of the bar. Justice Sahir Ali used to say that the bar is our mother, God willing, we will meet in the bar room. Thanks also to the media colleagues who kept me diligent, and welcomed the criticism of the media, the media must criticize the decisions but not the judges.
CJP Umar Ata Bandial further stated that judges cannot defend themselves in response to criticism, before criticizing a judge, check whether it is based on truth or speculation, criticism of judges should not be based on lies. He also said, “I am thankful to Allah Almighty who took the service of the country and justice from me, I did my duty for Allah.”