ISLAMABAD – The capital of the country and the courts would be equipped with new and sensational security instruments in coming three months; it has been decided by the government after a suicide attack on the court yesterday.
Sources claimed that after the yesterday’s terrorist activity in Islamabad the high ups of the interior ministry called an emergency meeting to discuss security related issues in the capital.
In the end it was decided that all the government buildings, offices, shopping centers, and main artiries of the city would be equipped with cctv cameras while instruments would be installed in all the security checkposts to detect any explosive material
The Supreme Court today asked the government to install CCTV cameras in courts across Pakistan within 48 hours and submit a report on Monday.
Earlier, Interior Secretary Shahid Khan presented a preliminary report before a two-judge bench, hearing suo motto case regarding yesterday’s deadly attack on Islamabad’s district court.
At least 11 people, including a senior judge and three lawyers, were killed in a gun and bomb attack in district court yesterday.
The court reprimanded the capital police chief for not being able to share the details of the attack. Khan told the apex court that 47 police officers were on duty at the time of militant attack.
The chief justice asked the secretary how many police officers were armed and did anyone retaliate.
The interior secretary said that some of them were carrying arms. He said that there were no CCTV cameras in the district court.
In his remarks, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain said that people who were already facing problems for justice, were killed and that who would now approach the court following this attack.
Islamabad District Bar chief Naseer Kayani said that a meeting was scheduled to discuss the security of courts, but it was postponed due to Chaudhry Nisar’s cricket match.
The apex court asked the government to announce compensation by today and install cameras in court within 48 hours.