ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that judiciary is ensuring dispensation of justice in accordance with the constitution and law.
He was addressing the second joint meeting of the Judicial Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad Saturday.
The reviewed the proposals of the Bar Councils to bring in amendments in rules and regulations of the Commission.
The Chief Justice said that Judicial Commission is discharging its responsibilities in a proper manner.
“You being the members of the Commission and attending the meetings are well aware that how deep and thorough discussions and deliberations take place with a view to select the best of persons for discharging the onerous responsibilities of dispensing justice, freely and fairly to all and sundry, the Chief Justice to the participants of the meeting.
He said the Judicial Commission of Pakistan is a constitutional forum set up in the year 2010, following the adoption of 18th and 19th constitutional amendments by the Parliament.
Under the said amendment, Article 175A was added to the Constitution which prescribed new procedure and provided for the establishment of a new fora for making the appointments of Judges in the Superior Courts.
The amendment broadened the mechanism for consultation in selecting judges. Currently, the top hierarchy of judiciary is involved in the selection process together with the learned Attorney General for Pakistan, Representatives of the Bar Councils and Provincial Law Ministers, he said.
“No doubt it is an arduous task and every effort is made to select persons who are men or women of unimpeachable integrity and are fully qualified, experienced and most suitable for the job,” the Chief Justice remarked. NNI