LAHORE – Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said country needed an honest leadership, education and a strong judicial system.

He said and added that the judiciary is completely independent and the nation should be proud of it, CJP said this while addressing a seminar in Lahore.

He also said that judges have no right to make decisions based on their own likes and dislikes, and are bound by law to make independent decisions.

The judiciary may be considered a watchdog according to modern jurisprudence, which helps citizens in getting their rights, the chief justice added.

He also vowed that the judiciary will not let democracy to be violated. The country will continue to see rule of law and constitution, he said.

Turning to lawyers, the chief justice asked the bar and the lawyer community to strictly avoid engaging in vandalism.

Commenting on contempt of court notices, he said that the Supreme Court seldom try people for contempt despite being criticised so much.

Justice Nisar said the same while addressing the 3rd Sindh Judicial Conference in Karachi on January 13, when he also stated that judges had the responsibility to provide justice on time and in accordance with the law.

“We accept the supremacy of the Parliament, and it is very important in a democracy that institutions do not encroach upon each others’ jurisdiction. But has the parliament updated these laws. This is a question I can’t answer,” he added.