People on Twitter have warmly welcomed an honorable judge bidding farewell to a gardener who retired after tending to the gardens at District Court Rajanpur for most of his life.
In a video on Twitter, Rajanpur District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Ibrahim Asghar walked Abdul Razzaq, who was wearing a flower garland, through a row of people who applauded the gardener. Asghar opened a car door to let Razzaq in and respectfully bid adieu to the long-time employee with a salute.
Hassan Syed, a police officer, was elated at the judge’s gesture, which he said could only come from someone who was raised right by esteemed parents. He added that Razzaq gave his life to the Rajanpur Court and hoped that Justice Asghar would be granted more honour in life.
عزت دار ماں باپ کی اولاد ہی عہدے اور رینک کو بالائے طاق رکھتے ہوئے دوسروں کو عزت دیتے ہیں مالی چاچا عبد الرزاق جس نے ڈسٹرکٹ کورٹ راجن پور کو عمر کا ایک حصہ دیا آج ریٹائرمنٹ پر ڈسٹرکٹ اینڈ سیشن جج محمد ابراہیم اصغر صاحب نے پروقار انداز میں انہیں رخصت کیا۔ سلام اور مزید عزت کی دعا۔ pic.twitter.com/Xt5WDKg0tB
— حسن سید (@HASSANSYED8) September 16, 2021
Other users found the gesture heartwarming. One said that the video showed a ‘son of soil’ paying tribute to another ‘son of soil’.
Son of soil giving farewell to son of soil — https://t.co/ILctBzrwS2
— Kashif Ali (@KAT20IUB) September 16, 2021
Another beamed with pride that such was Pakistan and its people.
کچھ ایسا ہے میرے دیس 🇵🇰 ۔۔۔۔ https://t.co/a987ExVbFh
— faya💤 (@Muhamma00818882) September 16, 2021
A user said that there was nothing bigger in the world than respect.
غیرت ہے بڑی چیز جہان تگ و دو میں https://t.co/TOSYnKeose
— Muhammad Hassan 🇵🇰 (@MHassan_CHK) September 16, 2021
Many deemed the judge’s actions as ‘exemplary’ and hoped that others would follow suit.
Well done Judge Ibrahim. Hope others follow you and keep up this noble tradition. @hassansyed66 https://t.co/9PpU888Xfs
— Islam Ul Haq (@IslamUl14165862) September 16, 2021
So exemplary, made my day. https://t.co/QJOdIqLyRA
— Shah Zaib (@IamShzb) September 16, 2021
A user opined that if every Pakistani treated those lower in socio-economic standing to them with dignity, great social change could take place.
اگر ہر پاکستانی اپنے سے نچلے طبقے والے افراد کے ساتھ یہ رویہ اختیار کر لیں تو معاشرے میں بہت مثبت تبدیلی آسکتی۔۔ https://t.co/yBfkWnYwIT
— syed Mohammad Ali (@iamSyedAli999) September 16, 2021
Justice Asghar has been serving at the District Court Rajanpur since May this year. He previously served at District Court Sahiwal.