ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry says no compromise can be made on the independence of judiciary, which is guaranteed by the Constitution.
Speaking at a ceremony here on Saturday, Chief Justice Chaudhry said bars also have an important role to play for the independence of judiciary.
The Supreme Court, he said, is keeping an eye on a proposed legislation regarding judiciary.
The Chief Justice said the basis framework of the Constitution of Pakistan guarantees judiciary’s independence. He said superior courts have the right to review any legislation introduced in the Parliament.
He said there are many instances not only in Pakistan but across the world, showing the court rejected the legislation found contrary to the basic framework of the Constitution.
Justice Chaudhry said Pakistan’s legal system is a continuation of colonial era laws and under these laws also, non-complaisance of a court order by any constitutional official is tantamount to contempt of court.
Under the same law, one head of the state was sentenced on April 26, 2012. SAMAA