CJP lauds role of bars for restoration of judiciary

ISLAMABAD: Lauding the role of bar associations during the lawyers’ movement for restoration and independence of judiciary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said “the Bar has special affiliation with courts and it left no stone unturned in supporting the movement of restoration of independent judiciary, rule of law and supremacy of Constitution in the country”.

The Chief Justice said this while talking to an eight member delegation of Mianwali District Bar Association headed by its President Mr. Zafar Iqbal Khan and comprising other office bearers, who called on him here at the Supreme Court.

The Chief Justice further added that, “it was a movement that instilled in the legal fraternity the spirit of cooperation and struggle to achieve the cause of Constitutionalism. The movement generated awareness amongst the masses to fight for their rights and strengthened their belief in rule of law and supremacy of Constitution”.

The delegation lauded the untiring efforts of the Chief Justice in improving the administration of justice in the country and his commitment and sincerity towards his profession. They appreciated the firm stand taken by him on principles which was a beacon of light for the rest of the judiciary.

The members also discussed the issues and matters of interest of legal/judicial fraternity and assured the Chief Justice of their unconditional support and full cooperation to standby judiciary in time of need.