KARACHI - Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Saturday said that the supremacy of Constitution was most important for the country.

“Law and order must be maintained in Karachi and efforts be made to abolish no-go areas,” the chief justice said while addressing annual dinner of Tax Bar. “It’s the basic duty of the provincial government to guard the fundamental rights of the people and cleanse the police force of politics,” he maintained.

PPI adds: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry chaired the roll signing ceremony of the newly-enrolled advocates of the Supreme Court, belong to the province of Sindh here on Saturday at the Branch Registry Building in the City. He congratulated the advocates on their enrolment as advocates of the apex court.

Addressing on the occasion, he said the object of the Bench and Bar was to enforce adherence to the Constitution and to ensure the supremacy of law in the country without any discrimination. He emphasised that members of the Bar were an integral part of the Judiciary as they provide valuable help in establishing the supremacy of law.

The Chief Justice emphasised that the Constitution is a live document and by the grace of Allah, the Almighty, the Judiciary, Parliament and the Executive are functioning within their assigned constitutional parameters and the judiciary is trying its level best to ensure that the provisions of the Constitution are enforced in letter and spirit due to which democratic order is flourishing and strengthening in the country with each passing day.

Referring to the recently held Senate elections, the chief justice said it too was demonstration of enforcement of the Constitution and such exercise gives us satisfaction that we are going to the right direction.