Corruption in lower judiciary undermines image of institution: CJ Iftikhar
05 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that corruption in lower judiciary undermined the image of the institution and hamper the administration of justice.
He was talking to a delegation of Rawalpindi High Court Bar Association headed by President, Sheikh Ahsan ud Din here on Thursday in Supreme Court.
Justice Chaudhry said that bar was an important part of the judiciary, which always played an effective role for strengthening and supporting the judiciary. The role of legal fraternity in Lawyer's Movement in which they stood firm during the Judicial Crises and struggled hard to bring rule of law in the society through peaceful efforts were praiseworthy.
The delegation also admired the services of the Chief Justice rendered for the cause of rule of law and Constitutionalism. They felicitated the Chief Justice for receiving International Jurists Award – 2012 by the International Council of Jurists in recognition of his contribution in the field of administration of justice. They further shared that the conferment of such award is indeed a great honour for nation as well as country.
The delegation informed the Chief Justice of Pakistan that they all were the companions of movement, which instilled a spirit in legal fraternity to follow the path of Constitutionalism in the country. The delegation assured full support and cooperation in process of dispensation of expeditious and inexpensive justice and to stand by the judiciary.