CJP orders installation of CCTV cameras at courts
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Tuesday ordered installation of CCTV cameras within 48 hours at all courts in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, ARY News reports.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Jillani heard suo moto case about Monday's terrorist attack at a court in Islamabad's F-8 area.
CJP ordered installation of CCTV cameras in the courts of twin cities within 48 hours. He also ordered for providing compensation to the families of deceased and injured.
Interior Secretary Shahid Khan in his preliminary report submitted in the court said that 86 policemen have been on duty at the district court.
On a question of Chief Justice Tassaduq about the number of policemen on duty during the terrorist attack yesterday, Interior Secretary informed that 57 policemen were on duty in the court.
President District Bar Islamabad informed the court that the terrorists continued firing for 40 minutes in the court. The lawyers repeatedly requested to policemen to open fire but some of them said they have no permission to fire, others claimed that their guns are defective and could not fire.
The terrorists hurled grenades and fired at all chambers of judges and courtrooms in their rampage the Chief Justice observed with anger, what was immediate response of the police, he asked the Interior Secretary.
Interior Secretary Shahid Khan claimed that the police responded to the attack in seven to ten minutes.
Justice Khilji Arif remarked that had the police force arrived within 7 minutes the losses could have been averted.
The 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.