The Lahore High Court (LHC) has barred district and session judges from using WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and other social media applications, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday.
District Judiciary Director-General Muhammad Saeedullah issued the notification to all district and sessions judges after the approval from LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan Suri.
The notification reads, “Use of social media applications is against the dignity of judges. Judicial officers use Twitter and social media applications to spread their messages, which is also a violation of the Code of Conduct.”
“Judicial officers who upload messages on social media are later picked up by electronic and print media, without any proof,” the notification reads.
The LHC directed judges of the lower judiciary to refrain from using Twitter, Facebook and other applications to spread their ‘messages’.