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Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. — File photo

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said here on Saturday that transparent elections were a requirement of the Constitution, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at the meeting of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee, Chief Justice Iftikhar said that elections should take place according to the law and with complete honesty because the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was granted special powers by the Constitution.

He added that requests for assistance from any institutions should be considered.

Moreover, he added that the ECP had submitted a request for support in the upcoming elections. However, the Supreme Court sought an explanation from the ECP before arriving at a final decision in the matter.

Chief Justice Iftikhar also said that the judiciary had gained its freedom after much struggle and had been successful in restoring the public’s trust in them.

All five chief justices of all high courts attended the meeting.

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Comments (4) Closed

Nov 17, 2012 09:45am
I request the judiciary to act according to law do not involve in political activities and struggle for the people of Pakistan. World has reached on Moon but people of Pakistan are not geting the basic fundamental rights. Save Pakistan its my request to all institutions there is no difficiency of any thing in my beloved country.
M. Asghar
Nov 17, 2012 10:21am
The judiciary with the Apex Court is bringing the needed catharsis to the different institutions of the country. The civil society is also leaning the rules of the game.
Nov 17, 2012 01:37pm
Only a true and sincere person will tell you if you have dirt on your face. Yes we do have deficiency.. honesty, sincerity, civil sense, leadership, education, poverty, justice, breakdown of institutions, extremism, ethnicity, cast and creed, religious intolerance and so on and on. We are at the rock bottom of every evil that you can think off...
Agha Ata
Nov 17, 2012 12:33pm
No one can criticize SC. That would be the interpretation of LAW which only SC can do. Besides, we have to trust some one fully. If we criticize everybody, where shall we go?