CJP Jamali warns against ‘trade of allegations’ among political elites

KARACHI:Pakistan’s top judge has warned against the rising culture of hurling allegations against each other while “no one is ready to discharge one’s responsibilities” in the country.Addressing a seminar here Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali said that details of fundamental rights are enshrined in the Constitution, therefore, no law contrary to human rights can be enacted in the country.The judge held that legislation, executive and judiciary need to play their due roles. “The foremost thing for independence of judiciary is that everyone should do one’s duty. The responsibility for implementation of law does not only rest with the judiciary but it is also the responsibility of the entire society,” CJP Jamali said.He remarked: “It has been observed that the way elite class of society and politicians of the country go abroad for treatment of even ordinary ailments, we too take advantage of legal and judicial system of other countries for resolution of our specific issues.”

“This is not a bad thing but the need is there that we should find solution to these problems at local level keeping in view our specific circumstances,” he stressed.“The culture for levelling allegations on each other is thriving in the country,” the SC judge warned, adding everyone talks of rights but no one is ready to discharge obligations.He regretted that 27 years have elapsed but Urdu as official language has not been implemented so far. “Our national language is Urdu and its implementation is must. We want to implement our national language in the country but still we are unaware of our language,” he urged.

“We will have to change our judicial system into Urdu as soon as possible because education on law is imparted in respective national langue all over the world,” the chief justice underscored.Highlighting that the focus on population of the country which has surpassed 190 million is highly necessary, CJ Jamali said: “Positive mind and positive discussion yield positive results. But it is tragedy of the country that we could not evolve consensus mechanism on basic and vital issues owing to negative thinking.”


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