Ju­di­ciary will not in­ter­fere if rulers ful­fil re­spon­si­bil­i­ties: CJP

Says in­com­pe­tence and cor­rup­tion are among ju­di­ciary's big­gest prob­lems

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LA­HORE: Pak­istan’s top judge has said that the ju­di­ciary will not in­ter­fere in ex­ec­u­tive mat­ters if the rulers ful­fil their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

“What­ever we did, we did on hu­man­i­tar­ian grounds and to pro­vide fun­da­men­tal rights,” Chief Jus­tice Saqib Nisar said while ad­dress­ing a sem­i­nar in La­hore on Fri­day.

The chief jus­tice said that the in­com­pe­tence of ju­di­ciary and cor­rup­tion are among its big­gest is­sues.

“A doc­tor has re­peat­edly ap­proached me, and said that his son, who is also a doc­tor, dis­ap­peared dur­ing ri­ots,” he said, adding that he has done ev­ery­thing, and asked the in­sti­tu­tions but ev­ery­body said they didn’t have him. “Is it not the fun­da­men­tal right of a fa­ther that he knows where his son is?” he asked. “Who will give an­swers to the fam­i­lies of miss­ing per­sons?”

The chief jus­tice also called for amend­ments in the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem, say­ing that the laws of 1872 can­not de­liver jus­tice.

The judges should pass judg­ments with hon­esty, he said, adding that the judges re­ceive heavy salaries. “They should also do their jobs.”

He said that there is a need to im­prove the sys­tem of law and jus­tice. “The case will get de­layed if we don’t ful­fil our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.”

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