LAHORE (APP) - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said strong Bar is necessary for strong and independent judiciary. Addressing a delegation of Human Rights Committee of Punjab Bar Council who called on CJP at Supreme Court Branch Registry here on Saturday, he said both the bench and bar were integral part of each other and contribution of the Bar strengthens the judiciary to decide cases in accordance with rule of law. Therefore, he said, both should join hands and maintain the momentum of struggle to give relief to the aggrieved parties and protect and fundamental rights of the public at large. The members of the delegation assured the CJP to minimize strikes and intimated him that as and when any issue or problem arises, they resolve it locally and try that there may be no strike at their level best so that the cases of the litigants and precious time of courts may not suffer. The CJP appreciated struggle and effort at the hands of the Bar. The members of the delegation of the Human Rights Committee requested the chief justice of Pakistan that the Human Rights Committee of the Punjab Bar Council may be allowed to visit prisons for protection of poor litigants so that the prisoners and under-trial prisoners may be provided legal aid and they may be facilitated for checking of violation of their rights . They offered their services on voluntary basis to argue the cases of poor and indigent prisoners who are not in position to engage the lawyer. The chief justice of Pakistan assured the members of delegation that their demand would be discussed for consideration and implementation in the forthcoming Judicial Policy Making Committee meeting which is scheduled to be held in the near future. The delegation was comprised of Raja Muhammad Asif Saeed, Chairman PbBC Human rights Committee, Zafar Mahmood Mughal, Chairman Executive, Lehrasib Khan Gondal, Vice Chairman, Mazhar Lillah, Ch. Qazi Awais, Daod Ahmed Wainse, Ch. Asad Masood and Bashir Ahmed Peracha.