ISLAMABAD - Constitutionalism imposes certain restrains on the arbitrary exercises of power by the state organs to help facilitate in the establishment of good governance and the use of arbitrary power is considered anathema to the rule of law. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry stated this on Thursday while addressing a farewell arranged in the honour of Justice Javed Iqbal, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court who is retiring on 31st July, at the apex court building in Islamabad. Democratic governance is based on the constitutional structure of separation of powers linked with system of checks and balances, thereby furnishing of level playing field to all the State institutions and their functionaries to perform functions for the greater good of the masses. An independent and impartial judiciary plays key role in checking constitutional deviations by any institution. Under a democratic system, law is always supreme as against exercise of arbitrary or capricious authority by any institution or its functionary. The chief justice added: The administration of justice is very sacred and virtuous responsibility as whoever performs this responsibility with honesty and devotion gets great rewards from Allah Almighty in this world as well as in the world hereafter. The correlation between the constitutionalism and the rule of law lies in the fact that constitutionalism provides a minimal guarantee of personal safety, security, dignity, liberty, equality and enjoyment of property. Justice Javed Iqbal said: The independent judiciary is a known trait of any democratic system. The three organs of the State i.e. the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary have been given a definite mandate and role to be played in their respective sphere, hence the question of any possibility of confrontation does not arise as the main object of the three pillars is the prosperity and welfare of the people of Pakistan by keeping the judicial and democratic norms alive. The Judges are expected to assert their role in order to protect the rights of individuals against arbitrariness, misuse of powers and abuse of authority. The prosperity, strength and solidarity of Pakistan revolves around Constitution and Rule of law and now by the grace of God, a few historic judgments have been delivered by the Supreme Court and no one could think to abrogate or suspend the Constitution of Pakistan which is a sacred document. It is my sincere desire that there should be no confrontation between Judiciary and Executive. Pakistan Bar Council Vice-Chairman Lateef Afridi said: These days again we are witnessing that the orders of the Supreme Court are not being honoured and obstacles or created in its way but we can neither accept defiance of superior judiciarys orders nor would ever like the reversal of independent judiciary and we will fight all those who commence of in the way of independence of judiciary, rule of law and supremacy of constitution of trichotomy of powers provided in the constitution.