Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has said that the courts are liberal today due to the efforts of legal fraternity, which they made during campaign of restoration for democracy. This he said during the meeting with a 15 Member delegation of Mianwali District Bar Association headed by its President Zafar Iqbal Khan, who called on him in Supreme Court on Wednesday. Chief Justice said that it was a movement that instilled in the legal fraternity the spirit of cooperation and struggle to achieve the cause of Constitutionalism. The

movement generated awareness amongst the masses to fight for their rights and strengthened their belief in rule of law and supremacy of Constitution”. Praising the role of Mianwali Bar in the lawyers’ movement,  Chief Justice said “the Bar has special affiliation with courts and it left no stone unturned in supporting the movement of restoration of independent judiciary, rule of law and supremacy of Constitution in the country .The movement culminated in the restoration of the independent judiciary in the country”. The delegation lauded the untiring efforts of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in improving the administration of justice in the country and his commitment and sincerity towards his profession. They appreciated the firm stand taken by him on principles which was a beacon of light for the rest of the judiciary and prayed for his long life. The members also discussed the issues and matters of interest of legal/judicial fraternity and assured the Chief Justice of their unconditional support and full cooperation to standby judiciary in time of need. The Chief Justice of Pakistan reciprocated the sentiments and praised sacrifices of legal fraternity due to which the movement was kept alive and the message of Rule of law and supremacy of Constitution spread in every nook and corner of the country.