ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the federal government to enter 'Safe City Project - security venture in Islamabad and Peshawar - with Huawei Technologies in highly transparent manner. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing constitutional petition filed under Article 184 of Constitution regarding awarding $233.7 million contract to Huawei Technologies. The Chief Justice said, Loudly thinking, speaking for myself, this project does not seem to be a transparent, adding there should be open bidding for the purchase of security equipment from the Chinese firm. He remarked that the government was bound constitutionally and legally to enter into any project for supply of equipment in high transparent manner. Afnan Kundi, counsel for Ministry of Interior, stated that the project for purchase of equipment was in a planning and approval stage. He said that price assessment committee comprising on officials of Ministry of Information Technology, Secretaries Finance and Interior and chairman NADRA, assessing the equipment price. The counsel said accepting loans from the Chinese bank did not mean that equipment be purchased in non-transparent manner.