ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said on Monday that all institutions should work in their respective domains and not trespass each other.
While addressing a ceremony, he said that this was the only way good governance in the country can be established.
The CJ said that an impression was being given that there is clash between different forces. “To shun this impression a debate between the institutions has been organized.”
He said that in the changing circumstances of the world all institutions will have to work together.
The CJ said that in order to instill fear among lawyers and judges, courts were being attacked by terrorist. “It is disappointing to see some political parties supporting terrorists for their own interest.”
Terrorism in the country flourishes by external powers, and internal patronization. “In the Karachi and Balochistan Law and Order cases I have discussed these issues,” he said,
He said that Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah did not want to make Pakistan secular. “The constitution allows all faiths to practice their religion without fear of being persecuted.”
Speaking to journalists over tea, on a lighter note, he shared his love for cricket. “I’m an old school cricketer. I never play outside my crease. I can’t play the T20 form,” he said.
Elaborating his point he said, “The Supreme Court follows the constitution and I can not do anything which is against the constitution.”
Answering a journalist who asked him that in the present situation of the country all eyes are on the Supreme Court, he said, “I once went to a doctor who asked me the same question. I told him you are an orthopedic. You treat bone injuries. Can you also treat cancer?”
The CJ took his last sip from the tea cup, and brisked away.