THE Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, showed an amazing clarity while speaking to a delegation of the Sangla Hill Bar Association on Thursday. He was clear that the lawyers' movement had succeeded because it had the support of the rest of the nation. But the movement's success had also meant that the nation placed high hopes on the judiciary. Chief Justice Chaudhry was apparently just defining the public objections to the present judiciary, but he was also defining the future course of action of the higher judiciary when he said that the whole system would be rectified, and that no judge would be sluggish, nor would the court staff accept bribes, nor would it have front men for the purpose. He told the delegation that the police department would also not be allowed to continue this practice, in which serving policemen employed retired persons to record memos and carry out similar tasks. In fact, Chief Justice Chaudhry had also attacked the Police Order 2002 in the course of hearing a case, when he observed that the Order had worsened circumstances and left people to fend for themselves. Here he appealed among others to the Bar, just as he had mentioned to the Sangla Hill delegation, to help remedy the situation. Specifically, he appealed to the Bar to root out the black sheep within its own ranks, who helped in the corruption of the judiciary. The Chief Justice showed clearly that he understands that the judiciary is only one of the agencies involved in the administration of justice. He claimed that the targets for the judiciary had been achieved within a month of the judges' restoration, but he seemed entirely clear that the delivery of justice to people required the police to abandon its corruption also. If the entire movement to restore the judiciary is to bear fruit, and meet the expectations of the people, the Chief Justice has to have only just begun.