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Judiciary will be independent soon: LHC CJ

LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the movement for independence of judiciary was in its final phase and he was determined to eliminate corruption from the judicial system as early as possible.
He was addressing the lawyers at the inauguration of Lahore Bar Association’s official website in the sessions courts premises. He said that democracy was incomplete without the eradication of corruption and the lower judiciary had to act like the Supreme Court to reach this destination.
He said that judges should decide the cases on merit without accepting pressures and should not victimize people illegally, and if a judge does so then, he said, he will stand by the lawyers. An officer who can not deliver justice to the public will be kicked out from the judicial system, he said. He stressed that present democracy was a result of the lawyers’ movement and not because of votes polled by the public.
He suggested LBA to accept the grant recommended and sanctioned by former LHC CJ Khwaja Muhammad Sharif. While answering a question, he said that after November 3 2007, he joined Public Service Commission because he had not enough money to meet with the living expenditures; even he did not have his own house. He announced that all the cases registered against lawyers were being closed.

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