SC directs installation of CCTV cameras at twin-cities courts

Islamabad: The Supreme Court has directed to install CCTV cameras at all the courts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi within forty eight hours. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani gave the directions on Tuesday while hearing a suo moto case regarding attack on Islamabad district court. The interior secretary submitted a detailed report on Islamabad district court attack in the apex court. According to the report‚ sixty six police personnel are deployed for the security of district courts. The interior secretary presented details of the attack.

According to the report there are 66 policemen normally posted at the court which was attacked. Chief Justice inquired about the number of policemen deployed at the time of the attack and how many of them were armed. Interior Secretary, Dr. Shahid replied that 47 policemen were on duty at the time of the incident but he was not aware of how many were armed. He added that policemen did use their weapons. The chief justice expressed anger over the lack of CCTV cameras at the court despite the presence of terror threats in Islamabad. Chief Justice Jillani ordered the installation of CCTV cameras within 48 hours in all the courts of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and called for the compliance report on Monday. Later the court was adjourned till Monday next.

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