Independent institutions a must, says CJ

LAHORE, Dec 9: Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said here on Saturday that Pakistan could achieve its goals, determined before its inception by political elders and philosophers, if all the state institutions were allowed to function properly.

“The 1973 Constitution enunciates a philosophical solution to all the present-day problems, social, political and economic, by way of establishing certain institutions to help achieve this destination. But, a matter of serious concern is that these institutions were not allowed to function (properly)”, the chief justice said at the launch of jurist Syed Afzal Haider’s book, “Islami Nazriati Council: Irtaqaee Safar and Karkardagi”. The book traces back the history of the Council of Islamic Ideology and its performance since it was established as a constitutional body to Islamise the laws in Pakistan.

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