Welcoming The New CJP.


The new Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmad will head the Supreme Court (CJ) of Pakistan till February 2022. Like every former head of the institution, he, too, has already informed the nation about the issues dearest to him. Honourable CJP wants every institution free of corruption. One cannot but agree with the words of the incumbent CJP when he said, 'Corruption and illegalities, in all the departments of the State, need to be seriously addressed and eliminated ... [corruption] is the most basic ... scrooge that does not allow the country to grow and prosper.'

People have high hopes and expectations from the honourable CJP. The reason for such high hopes is that masses knew him as Justice of the apex court who would not shy from giving strong verdicts and comments against governments and bureaucrats. Thus people will have high expectations from him and will think of him as a CJP who will protect their rights.

The honourable CJP has, however, taken control of the judiciary at a time of great tension. The unfortunate event in Lahore where the lawyers attacked Punjab Institute of Cardiology made people wonder if the legal fraternity is the protector of the law of the land. After the controversial verdict of the special bench against former dictator Musharraf, many people see tension and conflict among state institutions inevitable. These are...

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