Islamabad: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that role of Parliament is to legislate and keep vigilant eye on performance of the administration.
Addressing to inauguration ceremony of new judicial year here at Supreme Court on Tuesday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry lauded Parliament for not endorsing unconstitutional steps taken on 3 November 2007.
He said that Parliament legislates and keep vigilant eye on administration’s performance. He said that tangible steps have been taken to remove corruption from judicial system.
He said that no body could raise finger against honesty of high courts but unfortunately corruption could not be controlled in subordinate judiciary.
He asked people and lawyers to point out corrupt elements in judiciary so that action could be taken against them.
He said that democratic system is comprised of supremacy of law, basic rights and media freedom. He said that the courts always make decisions in country’s great interests while the same process would continue
He said that constitution ensures freedom of judiciary and objectivity. He said that last year Supreme Court made historical decisions while verdict regarding 18th constitutional amendment case was historic decision.
He said that last year subordinate judiciary settled 30 lac cases and Supreme Court settled 24,000 cases.