SC orders restoration of Nawaz, Asfandyar’s security

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to provide the required security protocol to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan as per rules.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a bench of the apex court, gave this order while hearing a case pertaining to the withdrawal of security personnel from unauthorized influential individuals.
He observed that the court didn’t want to endanger the life of any person. Nawaz Sharif should be provided security as per laws, he ordered.
Justice Nisar said it is for the law enforcement agencies to determine whether a person needs security personnel or not. “We haven’t ordered the withdrawal of anyone’s security.”
The bench directed the police to submit a report spelling out how many guards could be deployed for the security of an individual. He also ordered provision of security to ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan.
The hearing of the case was adjourned for a week.
According to the details, 4,610 police personnel have been called back to their stations in Punjab, 5,005 in Sindh, 3,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 829 in Balochistan and 246 in Islamabad.

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