Judiciary should interpret constitution not on individual's whims but in totality: Qamar.

ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Commerce, Syed Naveed Qamar on Tuesday said all judges of the court should unite to interpret the Constitution, not through the lens of an individual but the entire judiciary.

He was addressing the lower house of the parliament on the special motion moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Murtaza Javed Abbasi to debate the current political situation and political and legal coercion taking place due to it, said a press release issued here.

Qamar said the country was at a crossroads. "Unfortunately, we have seen historically there have been encroachments on the role of each institution on the other during the martial law regimes," he added.

The minister said it was the executive that acted above all and other institutions including the judiciary served as subservient to it during the dictatorial rules.

He said the dictator and former president late General (R) Pervez Musharraf tried to amass all the powers of the legislature and tried to infringe the powers of the Chief Justice of Pakistan but it was the political parties that stood against him.


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