Did not interfere with any institution's functions: Pak SC Chief Justice
Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, known for his judicial activism, said on Monday that the judiciary did not interfere with the functioning of any institutions in the country and delivered within its remits.
The 64-year-old top judge, who will retire on January 17, was addressing a ceremony here, where he said that during his tenure he gave directions within the legal framework.
"There is a lot to be done for the justice system... Public don't want corruption and bribery culture, they want supremacy of the law," he was quoted as saying by Geo News.
Nisar said people were not being served the justice, which they used to be served previously.
"I laid the foundation of judicial activism with sincerity," Nisar, who headed the apex court bench which ruled on many landmark cases including one which disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif in 2017 in a corruption case.
The chief justice said, "I committed several mistakes, intentionally or unintentionally. But there was no malafide intention in them."
He said he had been striving for the rule of law.
Justice Nisar said he had 56-year-long affiliation with the Lahore High Court.
"My father practiced law here and I would keep on playing in these corridors," he added.