Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that irrespective of any pressure, the judiciary would continue to decide cases in line with the spirit of the Constitution. He went on to say that the courts would go to any extent to establish the writ of the state and would not budge from this objective. On the other hand, the PPP government insists that all state institutions must stay within their limits and do not become instrumental in destabilizing the democratic system in the country. It accuses the superior judiciary of being biased, taking up cases against the President or PPP leaders while more important cases were lying pending since long. Another argument being projected is that the higher courts could only interpret the Constitution and should desist from re-writing the Constitution since it was the prerogative of the legislature to do so.

A similar situation now prevails in India where the central government and the Supreme Court are at loggerheads.  Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia has advised the Congress government to avoid making such laws that could undermine the independence of the judiciary. In response to this argument, Indian President Pernab Mukarjee has stated that no one could snatch the right of the members of the parliament to enact laws adding that alleged corruption should not be used as pretext to attack democratic institutions. Any clash among the state institutions must be avoided and better sense must prevail to find an amicable solution to end the crisis.