ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday that the solid foundation of relations between the bench and bar is further strengthening the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in the country.
“The support for judicial independence by the bar is a symbol of hope for the people of Pakistan to seek redressal of their grievances and resolution of disputes,” the chief justice said while addressing the oath taking ceremony of the High Court Bar Association, Multan, says a press release.
“The fearless support of the stakeholders is vital for the administration of justice to deliver effectively,” he noted. Justice Iftikhar said in presence of fearless support of the bar for rule of law no evil eye can venture even to dream of tainting it. “We will let the sacred mission of running the chariot of administration of justice with full devotion.” He said, adding: “It is not a worldly affair for us rather it is our sacred duty.”
The chief justice said it is the administration of justice which is regarded as so sublime and sacred that Allah Almighty has sent the Prophets for this responsibility. “The administration of justice is a sacred and dignified obligation. To cater this aspect of justice the framers of our constitution have visualised the basic principles of independence of judiciary and the rule of law. The state is held responsible for ensuring the inexpensive and expeditious justice. To achieve this object whole system of administration of justice has been established.”
Justice Iftikhar said if the rest of the executive machinery carries out its job as per rules and regulations, it is likely that less number of cases will be brought before the courts which will reduce the burden.
He said the lawyers must not ask for the adjournments due to the lack of preparation of the cases which causes delay in the dispensation of justice.“In Islamic perspective the person appointed as a judge is under great obligation because doing justice is the attribute of Allah Almighty and it is not easy to discharge this heavy responsibility.”