Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said Tuesday that judges had taken oath according to law and constitution and that rulings would be given without any fear or threat.
Speaking at an oath-taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of Islamabad High Court (IHC), Chief Justice Chaudhry said the IHC was set up through a so-called constitutional amendment on Nov 2, 2007, a move which was struck down by the Supreme Court through its verdict.
He said the credit for the establishment of Islamabad High Court through 18th Amendment goes to the Parliament. The Chief Justice urged the Parliamentarians to fill the vacant posts of Islamabad High Court.
There is strong relationship between the bench and the bar, he said, adding no historian could ignore the role of lawyers in restoration of independent judiciary and democracy.
On a demand to shift the IHC to Federal Shariat Court building, the chief justice said the high court could not be shifted to any other place.