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People consider judiciary as their saviour: CJ

Iftikhar Chaudhry
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. — File photo/Online

QUETTA: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday said that the people considered the judiciary as their saviour and the judicial policy’s advantages had started reaching out to the citizens, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to a meeting of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) in Quetta, Chief Justice Iftikhar said that decisions in the country should be made on the basis of merit, adding that, it was everyone’s responsibility to ensure the dispensation of justice.

Moreover, the chief justice said that the solution to the people’s problems lay in rule of law, adding that, a just society was vital to the development of a strong economy.

“We are trying to deliver justice to the people at their door steps,” Chief Justice Iftikhar said.

He further said that the number of pending cases had also declined in the subordinate courts.

Chief justices of the high courts of the four provinces, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and the Federal Shariat Court were also present during the meeting.

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Abdullah Hussain
Oct 06, 2012 09:05am
Yes it is correct that the majority of the Pakistanis in Pakistan & abroad consider the current judiciary as honest, impartial & highly professional. In the current judicial system the peoples are convinced that justice has been done a justice, no one is being victimized as was seen in the past.
A Sheikh
Oct 06, 2012 11:44am
I am grateful for what Judiciary has achieved due to one man's (CJ) determination over the last few years. Zardari would have sold the country and disappeared by now if we didn't have powerful Judiciary.
Ammad Malik
Oct 06, 2012 12:37pm
What world do you live in? It's like watching a cartoon! Saviour?! I need to take whatever you;re taking!
Oct 06, 2012 01:19pm
Muhammad Alvi
Oct 06, 2012 02:13pm
Your comment is saying many things, and is very confusing. Can you clarify what you are trying to say?
Muhammad Alvi
Oct 06, 2012 02:20pm
Not all judiciary is honest and doing it's job well. There is so much corruption in the lower courts. Only the higher courts (the Supreme Court and the High Courts) are clean. The Supreme Court is particularly doing well; the credit goes to Justice Iftikhar Choudry, who is exceptionally good.
muzammil ullah khan
Oct 06, 2012 02:20pm
when the CJ says judiciary he means " Ch IFITIKHAR ". the guy has an "ego" of mega proportions . he should stop bragging and get on with the job. judiciary at lower level is corrupt beyond redemption , so his statement about judiciary as a whole is unpalatable .
Ahmed Saeed
Oct 06, 2012 09:48am
Yes Mr CJ we all are living in fools paradise.
M. Asghar
Oct 06, 2012 08:47am
All the citizens of the land are grateful to the work done by the judiciary for the establishment of rule of law in the country, where a vicious feudal mindset is a source of unacceptable harm is all of its insitutions.
Oct 06, 2012 11:17am
The real justice will be when the masses will get the justice not the few selected preferred ones .
Oct 07, 2012 03:23am
The CJ is right.
Oct 07, 2012 02:06am
Agreed but people have no platform to say it collectively or hold a press conference yes they are praising it at every chance they have in private gatherings, you just need to open your ears.
Saeed Rahmani
Oct 07, 2012 02:41am
Yes,it is everyone's responsibility to ensure dispensation of justice; but more so of those who had sworne to uphold the Constitution,save it & protect it ,but were ready to legalise the occupation of Pakistsan by a Dictator and his junta in 1999,through a judgment on ZafarvAli Shah's Case.The H.CJ who has been a beneficiary of NRO and reinstated because of it has another chance to prove that he belives in doing justice; the Arsalan Iftikhar case.
Muhammad Hanif Awan
Oct 07, 2012 07:00am
..........But charity begins at HOME,,,,,clear Mr. ARSALAN first n then move forward,otherwise only beautiful WORDS are MEANINLESS
M Rafique
Oct 07, 2012 05:39am
People always consider judiciary as their saviour but judiciary is more interested in the cases which attract media
Oct 07, 2012 06:09am
Oct 06, 2012 08:04pm
Those who think so, lives in a fool's paradise.
Oct 06, 2012 02:56pm
Yes, this is true. SC is saving the country from being totally robbed by the Government. People wish SC ' s verdicts were fully and prompltly implemented
Oct 06, 2012 03:21pm
Perhaps Nawaz Sharief and his gang consider the supreme court as their savior. As for people? There are thousands of innocents rotting away in jail without being charged. Has the CJ taken notice? He appears to enjoy taking on political cases.
Oct 06, 2012 03:26pm
Dear editor , i have a humble request that please you should make changes in your site so that viewers can able to view comments even after closing of comments .
Oct 06, 2012 05:17pm
I think first of all CJP should clear his name for the deeds of his son and then he should think ahead of the country.
Tax Payer
Oct 06, 2012 05:18pm
Dear Cheif Justice, With no respect for you and your justice system at all. you and your is as courrupted as the Political system of Our Pakistan. Regards, Tax Payer of Pakistan.
Agha Ata (USA)
Oct 06, 2012 03:38pm
Justice cannot be delivered until POLICE do their job properly, honestly. and efficiently. In most cases a proofs of the crimes are ignored, not probed minutely, or sold out.
Oct 06, 2012 05:06pm
I Dont think so. Poor is still looking for justice..Nothing has changed so far same old long dates for hearing,.Most of the times Judges in lower courts absent .
Siddique Malik
Oct 06, 2012 05:39pm
I always thought Mr. Chaudhary had a "saviour complex." The above statement by him proves me right. Throughout human history, those who indulged in abuse of power and set principles as they went along suffered from this complex. With such a statement, how can the CJ claim that his verdicts are governed by the requirements of justice, not public opinion? Siddique Malik, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Oct 06, 2012 10:57am
No need of self praise, actions speak louder than the words.
Deendayal Lulla
Oct 06, 2012 07:57am
Only an accountable judiciary can be the saviour of the people,and not non-accountable judiciary. The judiciary of my dreams is - transparency in its functioning,no threat of contempt of court laws,analysis of judgements,and live telecast of courts's functioning. The most important is - accountability for judgements delivered,and laws for litigants' protection.
Oct 07, 2012 10:04am
history will tell us that it was Judiciary who could have safed this country by dispensing justice to ordinary & needy one but it was all for the publicity
Oct 07, 2012 10:34am
When the saviors stop running corrupt companies for their sons from their homes then perhaps judiciary members would be considered "saviors". Clean your dirty house first!
Oct 06, 2012 08:36am
I must agree that the Supreme judiciary are trying hard to do what is right but it would have been nicer if the praise would come from the mouths of the people.
AR Khan
Oct 06, 2012 08:53am
@ heading. Soon the people will be kicked out of their fool's paradise.