‘Govt & Parliament have no friction with judiciary’

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability Irfan Qadir on Monday dispelled a notion that both the government and the Parliament were at odds with the top judiciary.
“There are some rumours that the government and the Parliament are against the Supreme Court, which are totally baseless and have no reality.
The government has desire to see a strong judiciary,” the SAPM said while addressing a news conference. “I want to inform the nation that the present government desires to strengthen judiciary and the Supreme Court as we have no friction against the courts, instead we are standing with the apex court.”
However, he said, being the mother of all the institutions, the Parliament was the supreme forum and implementation of its decisions was crucial to run the affairs of the country in an effective way.
As regards the appointment of judges in the Supreme Court, he said, judges should be appointed on the basis of “seniority-cum-fitness”.
He said all the institutions were bound to follow the Constitution. In the mature democracies across the globe, he said, all the institutions were working within their domains enshrined in their constitutions. “We all are also bound to work according to the Constitution of our country and following the Constitution always enhances everyone’s respect,” he remarked. –Agencies