No room for martial law in country:CJP

APP37-23 LAHORE: March 23 - Honorable Cheif Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar speech about Pakistan Day at Cathedral Church. APP photo by Tabasam Naveed

LAHORE, Mar 23 (APP):Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar has said that there was no possibility of martial law in the country from within or outside the judiciary.
Addressing a Pakistan-Day ceremony at Cathederal School here on Friday he said, he would not let democracy derail as long as he was the CJP, adding vote is sacred.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan said there was only form of government and that was democracy, stressing there was no room for dictatorship in the constitution.
Justice Saqib Nisar said the fellow judges had taken oath under the constitution of Pakistan and they would support government which works under the injunctions of the constitution.
He said the judiciary would not tolerate any extra-constitutional act.
The apex court chief said justice was need of the hour and it’s dispensation should be apparent in society, adding no one should be under the false pretension that there would be discriminatory law for the rich and the poor. He said provision of justice was necessary for nation progress and strengthening of society.
He said let’s pray “Allah bestows us with just rulers who enjoy good reputation, while referring to the just rule of the second caliph of Islam Hazart Umer (RA),” he said May Allah send Umer Khatab Sani.
The CJP said minorities were the soul of the judiciary and it was responsibility of judiciary to protect rights of the minorities.
He said freedom was a blessing, adding we salute the towering personalities of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Dr Muhammad Iqbal whose struggle and sacrifices won us a free homeland-Pakistan.
He said subjugation and deprivation of freedom were the greatest blight, adding all will have to protect freedom together.The CJP said freedom could be protected through principle and struggle and not with empty slogans.
He urged the young students to get education as all developed nations of the world achieved supremacy through the weapon of education. He said a combination of education and character-building through training ensures progress.
Chief Jutice Justice Saqib Nisar said the purpose of life was not dying after some time but serve the humanity.