ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Monday directed the government to install CCTV cameras and walk through gates in the premises of courts throughout the country within 48 hours.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani, who took suo motu notice of the Islamabad court incident yesterday, heard the case. The court also directed Federal Secretary Interior to submit a comprehensive report into the incident on Monday and pay compensation to the victims.
During the course of proceedings, Federal Secretary Interior Shahid Khan appeared before the bench and submitted investigation report into the terror attack.
The chief justice inquired secretary interior that how many police personnel were present on duty in the court and how many of them were armed?
The court was informed that 47 out of 66 security personnel were performing their duty in the F-8 Katchery and rests of the personnel were absent from duty.
Justice Jillani asked that did any of the police officials open fire on attackers? Did the police firing hurt any of the terrorists? He was given no satisfactory answer of these questions. At which, the CJP observed that IG police has no interest into the federal capital’s security matters and that he is unaware of what happed in the court.
He further asked that had CCTV cameras been installed at the court premises. The secretary replied that neither the cameras were installed nor the walkthrough gate was in order at the entrance.
He claimed that concerned police station quickly responded the attack and the personnel timely arrived at the court.
The chief justice expressed dismay over the government report and directed Federal Secretary Interior Shahid Khan to file another detailed report on the next hearing on Monday.
The Supreme Court directed concerned authorities to take measures for installation of CCTV cameras in courts across the country.
The court adjourned the case till March 10.