Independent judiciary vital for democracy: CJ
SUKKUR: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said on Saturday that independent judiciary was essential for democracy and that courts had the power to revoke any law, DawnNews reported.
During a law conference in Sukkur, the chief justice said that it was the judiciary’s responsibility to ensure that the government and other institutions followed the Constitution and did not waver from its fundamentals.
Moreover, he said that the Constitution gave protection to the fundamental rights of the people and that the court was working for peace and stability in the society. He further said that the edifice of justice was sustaining through the cooperation between the bar and the bench.
He also expressed his concern over what he said were the falling standards of education in the country.
Chief Justice Iftikhar added that the law conference would also be beneficial for the resolution of various issues.