ISLAMABAD:Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has said that judiciary was fully resolved to work in harmony with other state institutions for establishment of a modern and enlightened Pakistan as envisaged in the Constitution.
He said parliament should take measures that may hold the supremacy of law and constitution.
He was addressing the Senate today. It was for the first time in country’s history that serving Chief Justice addressed the Upper House of the parliament.
Mr. Jamali said “We need to keep our opinion on judicial matters positive”. Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali said the system constituted by the state covers cases up to 20 percent, while 80 percent of the cases are dealt with by panchaiyat or jirga (tribal councils).
“The judiciary intervenes in matters keeping in view the sensitivity of the issue.” He stressed the need to look into growing population in the country.
There is still a room for improvement in judicial system. We are, though, providing justice, said the Chief Justice.
He said people have fair expectations from the state. The CJP said success is not guaranteed without implementation of law.
The Chief Justice said the judiciary would partner with other relevant organizations in realizing goals of sustainable development and those of Vision 2025.
Earlier, in his address of welcome, Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani described the visit and address of the Chief Justice as a leap forward.
He said institutions must talk among themselves and settle legalistic issues through a process of dialogue.
Speaking on the occasion, Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq said dispensation of justice is a guarantee of stability of the state.