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Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary poses in a group photo with delegation of Khyber Pakthunkhwa Bar Council at the Supreme Court Building in Islamabad on Monday. – Photo by PPI

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on Monday said that a heavy responsibility lies on the shoulders of legal fraternity to guard supremacy of constitution and rule of law.

The chief justice made these remarks while speaking to a delegation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council called on him at the Supreme Court building.

Welcoming the delegation, the CJ admired the role of legal fraternity during lawyers’ movement in which they stood firm during the judicial crises and struggled hard to bring rule of law in the society through peaceful efforts.

The delegation thanked the chief justice for sparing time for them and informed him about the services and sacrifice rendered by the KP Bar Council during the days of movement and told that the Bar is committed and devoted for the cause of rule of law, supremacy of the constitution and independence of the judiciary.

The delegation praised the CJ’s professional commitment and determination for the cause of dispensation of justice, rule of law and supremacy of the constitution.

They further praised the national judicial policy which proved fruitful for lawyers as well as litigants and enhanced the public confidence in courts by providing inexpensive and expeditious disposal to them.

The delegation also assured of full support for the judiciary at time of need. They invited chief justice of Pakistan to visit KP Bar Council, which was accepted with gratitude.