LAHORE The governments failure to act in letter and spirit on certain vital decisions and directions of the Supreme Court has once again surfaced as an issue at the political and the intellectual level where the situation is being predicted to generate serious consequences. Feeling pulse of the moment, the jurists do not want the country to come under more harm out the same and wish the judiciary to come up strong to get its verdict implemented as a mater of protecting respect of the institution and contributing to the betterment of overall system to let it run smoothly and safely. Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui wants the SC to assert its authority to get its decision implemented as corruption by the rulers is at the peak and flouting court decision has become a matter of pride for them. The former CJ says the court has vast powers to punish for contempt of its order and what the government is doing may invite this action against the prime minister. He cited the Zafar Qureshis matter which, he thinks, could be problematic for the prime minister as well. Saeeduz Zaman says anarchy may overtake if public lose confidence in the SC decisions or the government continues corruption and people live a miserable life. The only remedy to save the country from anarchy is that the judiciary must become stiff on getting its decisions carried out. Implementation on the court decisions is vital to deal with the present serious situation, he maintains. Former Judge of the Supreme Court Wajihuddin Ahmad views the governments indifference to the SC decisions as highly harmful to the country. He wants the SC not to show more leniency to the government which the former has hitherto been doing for the sake of protecting the nascent democracy. Wajih says it is time for the judiciary to put its step down to get its verdicts implemented even by punishing some top persons in the government for the contempt of court. Someone has to establish authority of courts in the eyes of government, he said, adding when Zulfikar Ali Bhutto could be called by the court for the contempt why not the present prime minister? And if the SC continued to take the matter lightly, the day is not far away when a layman would also not follow its decision and directions, he added. Wajiduddin said instead of following decisions of the SC, the rulers were following the practices of moving reviews to avoid implementation on court decisions. He said if the SC wanted army could come to its aid to get its decisions implemented but that option should not be resorted to unless an extreme situation arises after all other options have been utilised. He blamed the PPP government for intentionally confronting with the judiciary to become a political martyr. He said neither the government as an institution nor the PPP as party but certain individuals at the top should be netted for flouting the SC decisions. Senator SM Zafar says the state comes to harm if judicial decisions are not implemented in letter and spirit and the judicial and the executive as two vital pillars fail to be on the same page. We already have a bad image at the international level and by flouting the decisions, we are shattering it more Senator Zafar said, adding when two major pillars clash, quake comes and he smells the same happening from what is going on between the judiciary and the executive. He said the judiciary attained this present position as a result of a public movement and it took to itself the prime duty to end corruption which has plagued every department. In that way the judiciary even went a yard ahead of exercising judicial activism, waiting the parliament to become strong enough to itself deal with such like important issues, but the parliament has not been able to get to that. As such, he says, the judiciary has a right stand while the government is not ready to accept the activism. As to any change in the government consequential to the rulers stubbornness on not implementing the decisions, Zafar says such a change comes through the public which has got much awareness by the media to see what is happening around. However, it has yet to be judged whether the people have intellectually reached the level to bring about a change in the government. He said as per Article 190 of the Constitution judicial decisions had to be implemented by the government. In a civilised world, court decisions are automatically carried out by the government but in Pakistan personal interests are taking precedent over all others. Former PPP parliamentarian and former LHC judge Shafqat Khan Abbasi took the stand that orders were being implemented and those not implemented were pending in review before the court. He said under the discreet leadership of President Zardari the country was heading towards right path.