Pak Chief Justice cautions institutions to stay within their domain

Lahore [Pakistan]: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali has said all institutions in the country must stay within their domain, adding that the judiciary has the authority to review laws formulated by the executive.

Speaking at the Judicial Conference yesterday, the CJP said if other institutions failed to perform their duties then the judiciary could intervene to fulfill the aspirations of the people.

Stressing on the need for effectively coping with bribery, black-marketing and cronyism, he said that the supremacy of the law was crucial for maintaining peace, protecting rights and upholding the principles of social welfare.

The judiciary, he said, needed the cooperation of the bar to fulfill its responsibilities.

At the occasion, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah said that institutions should have priority over individuals.

Stressing the need for coordination between various departments linked with the judiciary, he said that all problems could be resolved through dialogue.

“All institutions must keep within their limits, keeping (the ideals of) national progress supreme.” (ANI)