Islamabad, December 04, 2012 (PPI-OT): A five Member delegation of Bahawalpur District Bar Association headed by its Ex-Vice President Mr. Owais Rehman Khan and comprising other lawyers called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary today, 04th December, 2012 in the Supreme Court, Islamabad.
The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan welcomed the delegation and said, “a huge responsibility has been cast on the shoulders of legal fraternity to standby the Supremacy of Constitution and Rule of law and he also appreciated the struggles and co-operation of members of bar to stand firmly on the principle of Independence of Judiciary”.
The delegation lauded the untiring efforts of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in improving the administration of justice in the country and his commitment and sincerity towards his profession.
They appreciated the firm stand taken by him on principles which was a beacon of light for the rest of the judiciary and prayed for his long life. The members also discussed the issues and matters of interest of legal/judicial fraternity and assured the Hon’ble Chief Justice of their unconditional support and full cooperation to standby judiciary in time of need.
Further talking on the issue of corruption, Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan emphasized the delegation that corrupt elements must be pinpointed so that corruption can be discouraged. Corruption, not only brings bad name for the institution but it also demolishes the image in society. Therefore, Bar must play an active and effective role for eradication of corruption in judiciary because the role of Bar is very important and without the active cooperation of the Bar, nothing can be achieved.
The delegation thanked the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan for sparing time for them. They informed the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan about their hardships. The Hon’ble Chief Justice assured them to take up the matter at the concerned forum.
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