Justice Minallah chairs meeting to review courts’ security

Zubair Qureshi

Islamabad—Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the police and administration to review security of Islamabad’s courts including buildings of the high court and the district courts and directed the administration and police to make walkthrough gates, CCTV cameras functional and ensure foolproof security in around the courts premises.
The meeting was convened on the directions of the Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi in the wake of recent attack on lawyers in Quetta.
Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, Registrar IHC Attiqu-ur-Rehman, Judges of the District Courts Sohail Akram, Kamran Basharat Mufti, Inspector General of Islamabad Police Tariq Masood Yasin, DC Islamabad Capt Mushtaq Ahmed, SSP Sajid Kiani, President IHC Bar Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, Secretary Waqas Malik, and staff of the IHC participated in the meeting.
The meeting deliberated in details issues like absence of proper security measures, upgraded security of the courts, shortage of police staff required to man the courts, functional close circuit TV cameras, etc.
Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, President of the IHC Bar apprised the meeting about the lawyers’ concerns and drew the attention of police to poor security arrangements in the IHC building. The meeting also took notice of the security situation in the district courts of F-8/4 and observed security was not up to the mark. Taking notes of the participants’ concerns, IGP Islamabad directed SSP Security Mir Waiz Niaz and SSP Operations Sajid Kiani to review the security plan for the courts, judges and lawyers.

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