Those ill-informed parliamentarians and lawyers who
come on the talk-shows and boastfully declare that the Parliament is
superior to the Judiciary should read the recent decision of the
American Supreme Court on the healthcare issue, which stated that
'the powers of legislature are limited; our deference in matters of
policy cannot, however, become abdication in matters of law, and
there can be no question that it is the responsibility of this court
to enforce the limits on federal power by striking down acts of
Congress that transgress those limits.' The American Supreme Court
quoted the 1803 judgement in Marbury v. Madison, which stated the
powers of the legislature are defined and limited; and that those
limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten.
After the American Supreme Court decision those
wizards who are known to give example of the American democratic
system should give a permanent rest to the rhetoric of calling the
Parliament superior to the Judiciary. The fact is that the
Constitution of Pakistan is superior not the Parliament or the
About the writer:
Dr. Ghayur Ayub. FRCS, FCPS. belongs to Parachinar., Kurrum Agency, Pakistan and is a surgeon by profession ; a book publisher/writer/editor too !!
Before his retirement in Jan 2005, he had been served in the following capacities.
After retirement, he joined Mr. Nawaz Sharif in London and was appointed his Advisor on Health Affairs.
He also had published the following books
and currently editing the the book "Spirituality; A new dimension"
His forthcoming books are