PESHAWAR - Deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry Thursday said that no society could survive without the supremacy of law and independence of judiciary. He stated this while addressing the lawyers of Peshawar Bar Association on telephone at District Bar Room on Thursday. He also assured that the deposed judges would not let the nation down. "I assure the nation that the deposed judges stand by their principle stance and there will be no compromise on the rule of law and independence of judiciary," he added. He said the people have realised that country's affairs could not be run through unconstitutional means and without rule of law. He said that no country could make economic strides unless there was the rule of law, good governance and rights of citizens were respected. The deposed CJ said that his suo motu notices had helped addressing the grievances of people to a great degree and it was the judiciary that empowered people to franchise their right of vote through various judgments regarding electoral process. He pledges the struggle for an independent judiciary and restoration of Constitution will continue. He also paid great tribute to lawyers who had sacrificed their lives for the rule of law and still struggling for the cause. He said that lawyers and masses were struggling for more than year time for rule of law and this struggle would bear fruits. The deposed Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court Justice Tariq Pervez Khan dispelled the rumours regarding fresh oath. While talking to lawyers at his residence after the deposed CJ speech, he said that the struggle for independence of judiciary and rule of law was inching close to the goal. Meanwhile, lawyers in Peshawar observed weekly strike of courts as the bar councils decided that lawyers would stay away from court on every Thursday.