ISLAMABAD Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that manifesto of good governance cannot be implemented without the provision of justice, as judiciary was duty-bound to provide speedy justice to every citizen. The Chief Justice was addressing a full court reference held at Supreme Court premises in the honour of outgoing SC Judge, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, on Tuesday. The CJ said that all the state organs must perform their respective duties according to constitutional scheme and ineffectiveness of any organ would result in lack of good governance. The CJ said that the judiciary was duty-bound to get its verdicts implemented and uphold the rule of law. He said the notion that the administration of justice was the sole duty of courts or legal fraternity, was wrong. Due to such a wrong notion, allied institutions have started feeling relaxed. As a result good governance is being compromised, he added. He said, Judiciarys duty is to preserve and protect the Constitution, interpret laws, enforce fundamental rights and to settle disputes. The establishment of a civilised society is not possible without independent, impartial and efficient judiciary. He said that a sound judicial system and good governance were key factors in stability and economic growth of the country. He said the judiciary was fulfilling its manifesto carefully by drawing its attention on important and even complicated issues, and its dedication to answer all points raised in the cases pending in the courts. Later, in his dedication to Justice Raza Khan, the Chief Justice said he had rendered justice at its best, without fear or favour. In this way Justice Raza has contributed a lot towards upholding the rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution, he added. His services in advancing the cause of justice shall be remembered for years to come and will continue to provide immense benefit to the country, the Chief Justice said. He said that Justice Raza was one of the stalwarts of the system of administration of justice. Whether Justice Raza spent a successful life or otherwise, it would be least known to him but what we can feel is that as a judge of the superior judiciary he has incredible record to his credit, the CJ recalled. Admiring the services of Justice Raza, the Chief Justice said, I had opportunities to work with him after his elevation to this court during which I found him to be a balanced and perfect person. He has brought a unique combination of talent and experience to ensure highest quality of decision-making. On this occasion, Attorney General for Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, Chairman Executive Committee Pakistan Bar Council, Ch Nasrullah Warraich, and President Supreme Court Bar Association, Qazi Muhammad Anwar, paid glowing tributes to the outgoing judge. They acknowledged the services of Justice Raza Khan towards his professional commitment and contribution in conformity with the rule of law and Supremacy of Constitution and added that commendable services of his lordship would always be remembered in the judicial history of Pakistan. The Attorney General emphasized that efforts should continue for provision of speedy and quick justice to weaker segments of the society. He said that history of the country showed that judiciary, one of the three pillars of the country, was the weakest of all, adding that it (judiciary) neither had control over 'sword nor national kitty. He further said that independent judiciary helped provide justice to people. Separation of the judiciary from the executive was the necessary to make it strong, he added. The AG said the judiciary had authority to issued judgements, while it would have to depend on the executive to get its verdicts implemented. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan thanking to all participants said, A judge now has to take notice of all pillars of the state. In my very humble view, the time today is much more difficult than what it was three or four decades ago. During the last three years, the judiciary has undergone a lot of crises and that is why the judicial norms need to be guarded, he said. Earlier, Dr Faqir Hussain, Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan conducted the proceeding of full court reference.