ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has barred party workers from going to the Supreme Court on Thursday when it announces the eagerly awaited verdict on the Panama Papers case.
The prime minister advised that any party member not related to the case should not be presented near the apex court. The verdict of the case heard by a five-member bench was reserved on February 23 will finally be delivered on April 20.
Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali khan has directed Islamabad administration to ensure foolproof security of the Supreme Court and the adjoining areas by Rangers on Thursday.
In a statement, the interior minister said that only those persons will be allowed to enter the Supreme Court premises who have passes or security cards issued by the Registrar of Supreme Court.
He also directed Rangers to assist police in ensuring fool proof security of the Supreme Court.
A high alert has also been issued across Punjab to avoid any untoward incident. Security has been tightened across sensitive installations, government buildings, political parties’ offices, public places, media houses and other prominent locations across the province.
The display of weapons and aerial weapons has also been banned across the province. Police has been strengthened across Rawalpindi and will be deployed on Murree Road.
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