Published On: Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
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Dictator gets foolproof security, former CJ with only 2005 model vehicle: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking the details of security provided to all high officials including Prime Minister (PM) has said that court will not allow discriminatory behaviour with anyone.

On Thursday, during the hearing of petition regarding non provision of security to former Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, CJ IHC Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui remarked, “Violator of constitution has been given foolproof security and protector of it has been given only 2005 model car.”

CJ remarked, “If government can provide foolproof security to its officials and former dictator, then why former CJ could not be facilitated, we will not allow discriminatory behaviour with anyone.”

On this occasion Joint Secretary (JS) of cabinet division Zia-ul-Haq submitted the report regarding security provided to former CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, while DSP Azhar appeared before the court on behalf of IG Islamabad Police.

During hearing, CJ inquired from government officials about the progress on implementation on court’s order regarding providing security to former CJ.

On this, JS said that former CJ Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has been provided the security, while reply and summary with this connection has been also submitted in court.

Counsel of petitioner advocate Sheikh Ahsan-ud-Din said in court that as per summary issued by government, CJ has not been given a bullet proof vehicle but a 2005 model car has been provided.

Advocate Sheikh Ahsan-ud-Din more said, it has been described in the summary that former CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry should use the given vehicle because like all former officials, he is also retired now.

On this CJ Shaukat Aziz remarked, “The person who should be given bullet proof vehicle is not being provided and one who should not be given is being facilitated by thousands of vehicles and security personnel.”

Later on, seeking the detail report of security provided to all high officials, court adjourned the hearing till January 15, 2014.