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Parliament failed to shoulder responsibilities: CJP Saqib Nisar

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LAHORE, (DNA) – In his address to a ceremony in Lahore on Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has said that the responsibility for lawmaking rests with the parliament while the job of the judiciary is to root out any flaws in those laws but continued that the parliament is not playing their part for reasons obvious.

He then proposed that if parliament is unable to play their role then they should form an independent team that is fully dedicated for the sole purpose of reforming the law and is an expert body and added that the law and justice system should be made independent so justice system is made more sophisticated.

The Chief Justice asserted that there are two kinds of illnesses those of body and those of the soul and corruption, dishonesty and lies are the illnesses of the soul and Allah has sent the Judges as the Messiahs for such illnesses and added that it’s a noble duty so one should not make it a source of illegal income thereby corrupting its nobility.

He further stressed that judges should not only do their job and go home but deeply understand others’ suffering with compassion and empathy and added that if reforms are not brought in the law then people will keep bearing the cost continuing that it’s necessary to bring reforms in the law.

Chief Justice emphasized that corruption is a scourge in the country and must be eradicated and said that properties are being grabbed by fake signatures and requested the judges to be vigilant in their duties to carry out the writ of the law and said that the plight of those who return from courts without justice cannot be understood by anyone but them.

The honorable Chief Justice then informed that many cases are pending in court for years citing the example of a widow who did not receiver pension for 11 years and asked if it is justice.

With regard to the law reforms, he continued that it is the responsibility of the parliament to make laws and the job of the judiciary is to root out any flaws in those laws but continued that the parliament is not playing their part for reasons obvious.

He then proposed that if parliament is unable to play their role then they should form an independent team that is fully dedicated for the sole purpose of reforming the law and is an expert body and added that the law and justice system should be made independent so justice system is made more sophisticated.

Mr. Nisar also said that he prays to ALLAH that ADR system remains intact and is not discontinued and added that it’s the best and the most reliable system and only needs some improvement.

He went on and requested that reforms need to be made in the law as the system is in desperate need of it.

Earlier, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar had said in another ceremony in Lahore that abusing and disrespecting judiciary is not a good precedent while lashing out at those issuing anti-judiciary remarks.






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