I AM disappointed at the National Judicial Policy Making Committee’s (NJPMC) appeal to retired judges to give up lower posts in order to maintain the dignity of the judiciary.

For any educated person to regard any post that provides a legitimate service and enables him to earn an honest living as ‘lower’ than any other shows a sense of inferiority.

Dignity and respect do not come from titles, or positions, except for the insecure. These only come from performing one’s responsibility honestly and to the best of one’s ability.

May I respectfully suggest all NJPMC members to serve a mandatory period with, say, the Edhi Trust, to learn about this.

IMRAN SHEIKH Karachi

Updated Feb 10, 2013 03:11am

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Comments (3) (Closed)


Ahmed
Feb 10, 2013 09:21pm
Well said. The judiciary in Pakistan played a great role in restoring democracy. But is has failed to demonstrate sound judgement in too many things after that - whether it is in trying to break the law of supply and demand by establishing price levels through judicial order, or in treating terrorists as scofflaws and letting them off the hook rather than treating them for the murderers who seek to overthrow the rule of law through force.
khanm
Feb 11, 2013 06:36am
Dignity of labor has never been acknowledged. It is our habit our tradition since the partition to respect the titles... the legacy left behind by the Brits
Syed Ahmed
Feb 10, 2013 04:35pm
Very well said, "Dignity and respect do not come from titles, or positions, except for the insecure. These only come from performing one?s responsibility honestly and to the best of one?s ability." Fasih Bokhari asked on of the judge of the Supreme Court to address him by his rank of Admiral Mr./ Mstr/ Miss/ Mrs/ Ms/ Ma'am are the most appropriate title for men and women on all forums.