LAHORE- Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said today that the real threat to democracy and rule of law in the country stems from intolerance.

Addressing a function organized by Supreme Court Bar in the honor of Justice Umer Ata Bandial at Supreme Court Lahore Registry, the Chief Justice said that the activities of non-state actors who are trampling down law in the country and non confidence of people into judicial system is also increasing intolerance. “The democracy cannot survive without tolerance,” he said.

He hoped that the judiciary will take measures to provide speedy justice to the people and will respect their oath to law and constitution. Survival of democracy is only possible with timely provision of justice, he said, adding that people must restore their faith in the judicial system.

The Chief Justice hoped that the judiciary would take measures to provide speedy justice to the people and would respect their oath to law and constitution.

Chief Justice Jillani added that independence of the judiciary could not only be achieved through what was written in the constitution and it was essential to restore the trust of people in the justice system. According to the CJP it is required that the authority of law and supremacy of constitution be established in the country.