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Mandatory to protect democracy in the country, says Tassadduq

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassadduq Hussain Jillani has said that it is mandatory for the Bench, Bar and Government Institution to protect democracy in the country, ARY News reports from Islamabad.

Addressing a full court reference on the retirement of Justice Arif Khilji, CJP Tassadduq Hussain Jillani said that the values of religious tolerance with respect to humanity has to be protected.

"The country is passing through a critical phase and facing curses such as terrorism therefore its necessary to create balance instead of disputes", CJP said. "It is the responsibility of the judiciary to maintain balance in the society", he added.

Tassadduq Hussain Jillani, further speaking on the occasion, said that the judiciary is often criticized by the human right groups that it gives importance to security issues rather than the basic human right groups whereas security institutions criticize that the courts protect human rights rather than national security.

Justice Arif Khilji, in his address, said that it is mandatory for every citizens especially Muslims to do justice to their words and actions.



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