CJP discusses measures for security to judges

Islamabad—Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali presided over a security meeting on Monday to review the security measures taken so far for the Courts in general and Judges of superior courts in particular as well as safe recovery of Barrister Owais Ali Shah, son of Chief Justice of Sindh High Court.
The meeting was attended by senior Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court, Chief Justices of all High Courts, Federal Secretary Interior, Chief Secretaries and IGPs of Provinces as well as Chief Commissioner and IGP, Islamabad.
Interior,Chief Secretaries and IGPs of Provinces, Chief Commissioner and IGP, Islamabad individually briefed the chair about the security measures, arrangements and force deployed for the security of Judges and their families in all Provinces as well as at Islamabad and discussed in detailed t ways and means to enhance the security of e Judges and capacity building of Police Force to deal with security issues.
The Judges of Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court and High Courts also put forward their suggestions and reservations and underlined the need to take precautionary measures to beef up the security of Judges and employ all the resources to enhance the capacity of the police to cope with the emerging security challenges in the country. Police must be equipped with modern technologies and techniques to ensure security.
The Chief Justice directed the Secretary Interior to bring the outcome of this meeting to the knowledge of Federal Government for short term and long term policies to deal with the issue. He directed all Chief Secretaries and IGPs of Provinces, Chief Commissioner and IGP, Islamabad to take measures to devise effective security system so that Judges and their families could be provided foolproof security. He directed them to take steps for the safe recovery of Barrister Owais Ali Shah.—SABAH

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