ISLAMABAD, July 24: National Youth Assembly is a model parliament for talented youngsters from diverse backgrounds.

It provides them an opportunity to collaborate with one another to visualise and plan as to what they would do if they were the members of the parliament. I am confident that the ardent and committed youth, after going through such a learning process, will turn into upright, honest and dependable future leaders.

It was stated by Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while speaking to members of ‘National Youth Assembly’ in the Supreme Court, on Tuesday.

He said that youth is an important segment of society and bright face of the nation.

The future progress of the nation depends upon youth. Now the responsibility lies upon them to make sincere efforts and take our beloved country to the heights of glory which is associated with our past.

He said: “A society cannot flourish until there prevails constitutionalism and rule of law. The rule of law ensures that all the governmental institutions function in accordance with the established principles and within their legal domain. The state policies should be prepared in a highly transparent manner with the sole objective to establish good governance in the country.”

“I believe that all of you must be aware that the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973 envisages parliamentary form of Government. The Constitution has ensured the trichotomy of powers among various state organs. It provides complete institutional independence to all the organs of the state within their constitutional domain.

The parliament is empowered to make laws in accordance with the Constitution to ensure the betterment of the general public,” he said.

“Under the scheme of the Constitution, the Supreme Court of Pakistan enjoys original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction. In terms of Article 184(3), the Supreme Court has the power to make any appropriate order in a case where question of public importance with reference to the enforcement of any of the Fundamental Rights is involved. In terms of Article 185, the Supreme Court can hear and determine appeals from judgments, decrees, final orders or sentences passed by High Courts, the Federal Shariat Court and the Services Tribunals,” he said.

“In the recent past, in pursuance of suo moto actions taken by this Court, state revenues worth billion of rupees have been recovered. On the other side, protection has also been provided to poor/down trodden people. This is the reason why I have always emphasised the enforcement of these rights,” he said.

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