PESHAWAR: Deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Wednesday said during the last 60 years democracy was not allowed to thrive on part of the dictators who on more than occasion went ahead and usurped the rule of country.
Addressing the lawyers’ convention here, Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry said a year ago people of Pakistan, using their right to self-determination under the Constitution of Pakistan, voted to elect the new administration.
“The lawyers are very well aware of the fact that Allah Almighty is the only supreme power over the Constitution under which the country’s affairs are being run,” he said adding “what must be a point of concern at this point in time is no one ever tried to determine the underlying reasons for the problems that the country continued to face.”
The deposed chief justice said: “The existence of our country and ourselves is possible only through establishment of true democracy in the country.”
Earlier, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry administered oath to the newly elected office bearers of various bar associations.