ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Monday took notice regarding F-8 Kutchery suicide blast and summoned Interior Secretary, Chief Commissioner and Inspector General Police Islamabad with detailed report on Tuesday (March 4).
The chief justice also directed the IGP to submit a list of police officials posted at the District Courts/Kutchery, Islamabad for security duties, stating also as to whether all such personnel were present on duty at the time of incident and what security measures were in place to prevent incident of the kind in future. The court also directed IGP to submit a comprehensive report.
Notices were also issued to the Presidents of Islamabad High Court Bar Association and Islamabad District Bar Association to assist the Court.
The court also called report from the provincial Chief Secretaries within 3 days informing the Court as to what measures have been put in place for maintenance of security in court premises/Kutcheries in their respective provinces.
The Chief Justice took notice on the note of the Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan containing the details of the terrorist attack on F-8, Islamabad Kutchery. The note stated that as per reports of the TV Channels, a violent terrorists incident occurred this morning at the District Courts/Kutchery, situated at F-8 Markaz, Islamabad.
As a result, according to initial reports, some 11 persons including an Additional D&SJ and few lawyers lost their lives and 25-30 others including lawyers/court staff, received injuries.
Having entered the Kutchery, the attackers resorted to indiscriminate firing and hurled hand grenades at the people to maximize the causalities. As per statement of the IGP, Islamabad , amongst the attackers, 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up, when they were cordoned of.
The incident is a serious breach of security at the District Courts/Kutchery, Islamabad , resulting in loss of precious lives with injuries to many others and also loss of/damage to property. It constitutes violation of Fundamental Rights, guaranteed under Articles 9, 14 and 24 of the Constitution.