By Ali Imran
ISLAMABAD–Security has been tightened around Supreme Court of Pakistan and cameras have been installed in all entrance routes around building of the apex court.
According to a notification issued here on Saturday, a seven member Bench headed by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will hear Contempt of Court Matter on 13.02.2012 (Monday).
The security has been tightened due to hearing of contempt case in which Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would appear before the apex court where he would be indicted on Feb 13.
The notification said that special passes would be issued to enter in court room no 4 and all would be entered after being searched.
On Friday, an SC upheld decision of seven-member bench to indict the prime minister for not implementing court orders in NRO case, dismissing his intra-court appeal and order to present before court on Feb 13.
For proper Court decorum and smooth functioning of the Supreme Court, security measures have been taken to enhance the security on Monday the 13th February, 2012 in the premises of Supreme Court for which following steps have been taken:-
Passes will be issued to the petitioners, respondents, their learned counsels appearing before the Court. The entry of the journalists who regularly cover Supreme Court proceedings will also be made through passes. Any additional demand for journalists' entry could be made to the Additional Registrar Supreme Court of Pakistan.
As regards others, passes will be issued to all those who are interested to watch court proceedings but subject to seating capacity in the said Courtroom. Passes to be issued on "first-come-first-serve-basis" may be obtained from the office of Additional Registrar, Supreme Court.
Entry into Court building will be allowed after checking/frisking and searching of bags/purses etc. No Cell phone can be carried inside the Courtroom. The notification said that special passes would be issued to enter in court room no 4 and all would be entered after being searched.
"We expect all concerned to follow the instructions and cooperate with the security staff on duty in the Court premises. The security personnel have been directed to deal with the litigant parties and their learned counsel with courtesy, dignity and in a decent and civilized manner," says a notification issued here Saturday.