Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed has said that the recent agitation by the legal fraternity was “totally uncalled for”, reports Dawn.
Reacting to the lawyers’ September 9 convention, which accused the judiciary of favouritism in the appointment of superior court judges, CJP said, “There had been 41 judges in the judicial history of Pakistan who were elevated to the Supreme Court bypassing the senior-most judges of the respective high courts, but none of such appointments was ever objected to earlier by the lawyers.”
“Still my doors are open and representatives of the lawyers can come any time to discuss matters of significance,” added the chief justice.
“The lawyers should have come to us instead of launching a sort of one-sided agitation without any discussion with the CJP on the issue,” he observed. This time, he noted, no one came to him for discussion.