CJP Justice Umar Ata Bandial's silent advice to political leadership of Pakistan
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial Monday said, “We should shun our differences and think about the country."
While addressing a reception at the Quetta registry of the Supreme Court, he said that the establishment of a new building would improve justice dispensation.
“May Allah guide us to give decisions according to the truth, law and the Constitution. A building is of no importance. The destiny of nations is determined not by judicial decisions, but by the leadership,” he pointed out.
“The people of Balochistan have a lot of potential. Balochistan could not make as much progress as it deserved. The responsibility for the lack of development in Balochistan cannot be placed on the state alone. Everyone has to play his role for the development of Balochistan,” he stressed.
“There should be supremacy of the law in the country. Your problems have to be brought before us. Sacrifices have to be made for development,” he added.
“The situation of the country is in front of us. We should leave aside the differences and think for the country. A state is like the mother. It is the responsibility of the state to protect citizens,” he emphasised.
“Our responsibility is to protect institutions according to the Constitution and law. The law and courts should be respected. There is bad discipline in the lower courts. If there is no respect for the law and court, chaos will spread,” he stated.