Security to ex-Senate chairman ordered

Sajjad demands mobile squad, five policemen at home, personal gunmen

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court on Thursday directed the Ministry of Interior Affairs to provide security to former Senate chairman Waseem Sajjad as per approval of the summary given by the former prime minister.

A single member bench comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq Qureshi resumed hearing of a plea filed by Sajjad. During the hearing, federation counsel Jahangir Jadoon apprised the bench that security of the former Senate chairman was reduced on the direction of the federal government.

To this, Sajjad apprised the bench that the then prime minister had approved the summary on November 16, 2007 for providing security to the former Senate chairman. In June 2013, the Ministry of Interior Affairs reduced his security which was against the order of the prime minister, he said.

As per order of the former prime minister, the ministry had to provide a police mobile squad, five police personnel for home duty including one personal gunmen, Sajjad informed the bench.

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