(By : Adv. Ch. Abdur Rahman Nasir Burm)
The post and positions of the lower judiciary must be safeguarded and protected from invasion and foreign influence. The lower judiciary, as per reports, is often directed by the high ranking judges and they interfere in the fair administration of justice. When their is party known to the high ranking judge or authority in power is facilitated in getting the favourable decision which causes injustice and panic situation and similarly when a judge is financially bribed or charmfully gifted is bent upon to decide in favour of the approaching party.
Fear and favour are two menace in the way of just administration of justice. Judge must be courageous, impartial and above board and must not tilt to approach or incentives.
In Pakistan influence and interference in judiciary by the power holds is an open secret. Many voices have been raised and incidents happening which are not for common good and proper for solidarity and integrity of Pakistan. JUSTICE must be independently administered. As if there is no justice, there is no peace. Justice is the need of society and demand of everyone.
The desire and demand of prosperous Pakistan can only be achieved through independence of judiciary, fair administration of justice and limited jurisdiction of all institutions under the Constitution of Pakistan.
The Author of this Article is a Senior Practicing Lawyer, Visiting Professor (Law) and presently Candidate for Member Islamabad Bar Council.