Additional District and Sessions Judge of Larkana Gul Zameer Solangi resigned on Tuesday due to the “humiliating behaviour” of Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in a recent visit to the city. The judge has sent his resignation to the Registrar Sindh High Court.
In his resignation letter, the judge said he could no longer work as the incident that occurred during chief justice,s visit had sparked public anger against him.
The CJ, during his round to the district and sessions court, picked up mobile phone of the judge and threw it on the table, saying “this should be kept at home”.
He also asked the judge about number of cases he had heard from the morning. The additional judge replied he heard three cases.
Justice Nisar expressed displeasure and said how justice could be ensured when the judicial process was that slow.
He asked the judge to swiftly wrap up cases and ensure dispensation of justice speedily. The CJ also issued orders for transfer of three judges.
Meanwhile, the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Public Relations Office broke its silence Tuesday evening to clarify that a ‘resignation letter’ purportedly authored by Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Gul Zameer Solangi — which was circulated widely on media and shared on social media by prominent journalists and social media personalities — was, in fact, fake.
“It is to clarify that the news viral [sic] on different TV channels and social media regarding the resignation of Mr Gul Zameer Solangi, second ADSJ Larkana, is based on a fake resignation letter,” the SHC PRO informed reporters hours after the news was reported.
“Neither such resignation letter has been sent nor received by the office of the learned Registrar,” it added.
The message also advised media houses to first confirm reports before airing them.
The issue had begun when, during a visit to Larkana on Saturday, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had expressed anger at the judge while witnessing proceedings in ADSJ Solangi’s courtroom.