The Ministry of Interior has approved the Supreme Court (SC) Registrar’s request of providing foolproof security to former Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed.

The Registrar’s Office requested foolproof security for the retiring judge at home and throughout his travels in a letter dated January 27.

“Justice Gulzar Ahmed has dealt with a number of high profile cases of public importance, matters of constitutional and sensitive nature including terrorism, extra-judicial killings, minorities’ issues, enforcement of fundamental rights, restoration of the Karachi Circular Railway and directing removal of encroachments and launching of criminal investigations against officials involved in misconduct,” the letter read.


“Therefore, to avoid any untoward incident, the Government of Pakistan may take all possible measures to protect the life, liberty and honour of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan and his family after his retirement,” it added.


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Justice Gulzar had taken oath as the CJP in December 2019. He retired on February 1 and was replaced by Justice Umar Ata Bandial who took oath as Pakistan’s 28th Chief Justice of Pakistan on February 2.