Islamabad, Feb 2: After being hit by a series of conflicts, the doddering judicial process in Pakistan seems to be on the road to improvement with Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar promising to focus on enhancing its capacity to act as a ''neutral, impartial and fair arbiter''.
Speaking to a delegation, led by NDU Commandant Air Vice-Marshal Tahir Rafiqat, at National Defence University (NDU), Chief Justice Dogar said the process to strengthen the judiciary was on and expressed the hope to make visible progress soon which would help restore the confidence of the public in the system. The Chief Justice said he had taken over the post in ''extraordinary circumstances'' and there were challenges of great magnitude.
''We have worked very hard and succeeded in rehabilitating the system. All the courts are fully functional and performing their functions under the Constitution and the law for providing relief to the litigant public,'' the Dawn quoted him as saying.
The Chief Justice noted that the separation of the executive and the judiciary, as mandated by the Constitution, had been formally achieved and all authorities under them were acting in support of the Supreme Court.