Petition against Islam in constitutional dispensation: Pak Chief Justice

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Petition against Islam in constitutional dispensation: Pak Chief Justice

The court is burdened by petty issues in the form of petitions, according to the January 15 ANI Chief Justice of Pakistan CJP Gulzar Ahmed slammed the Imran Khan government for trying to place Islam in the constitutional dispensation and governance paradigm.

The CJP regrets that the capacity to enforce the rights of the citizens is not growing and the hapless people of this country are facing typical problems and their fundamental rights are being violated with impunity.

CJP was speaking at the book launching ceremony of Reading The Constitution of Pakistan Article wise discussion, fair comments on the case, law and history when he criticized the government for not handling the public concerns in the true spirit.

He said small matters such as cleaning roads, lifting of garbage, maintaining parks and open spaces, provision of playgrounds and ensuring construction in accordance with bylaws are being brought up in the court of law.

He strongly criticised the government and said these are prime and basic functions of the government, but these basic issues were not attended to.

He urged the government to take heed of the situation around them and to make sure that the constitution is enforced in all aspects of public life.

Justice Khosa enlisted five issues confronting the nation and said that unless these were identified and a solution was discovered, the country would continue to face insecurity. We have to catch the bull by the horn. Justice Khosa said they had to decide forever what was the role of the state in Islamic dispensation and where they had to place Islam in the constitutional dispensation and governance paradigm.

He said that the biggest hurdle that was obstructing development was the mindset, since our loyalty was more towards our clan or tribe than the state. Such tendencies are now creeping up in different institutions including the legal fraternity, which often goes on strike every now and then. We also have to take care of our economic sovereignty.

Under the constitution, Chief Justice of Pakistan said that the judiciary had been bestowed with the task to ensure that the constitution was applied and enforced in true spirit.