‘Intolerance real threat to democracy’


LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani said on Saturday that the real threat to democracy and rule of law in the country stems from intolerance.
Addressing a function organised by Supreme Court Bar in the honor of Justice Umer Atta Bandial, who is being elevated to the Supreme Court, the CJP said that Pakistan lacks a culture of tolerance. 
He said that that the activities of non-state actors who were trampling down law in the country and non-confidence of people into judicial system was also increasing intolerance.
Justice Jillani added that independence of judiciary could not be achieved only through what was written in the constitution, and that it was essential to restore the trust of people in the justice system. 
According to the CJP, it was required that the authority of law and supremacy of constitution be established in the country. 
“The democracy cannot survive without tolerance,” he said. 

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