ISLAMABAD  - Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi Wednesday halted the proceedings of an inquiry committee constituted by him on March 03 to probe the tragic terrorism incident at District Courts of Islamabad.

The IHC CJ had formed the inquiry committee on the same day when the terrorism incident happened. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC was the head of this committee and Registrar IHC was the second member of the committee.

According to a statement issued by Imran Khan Sikandari, deputy registrar of IHC: “Since the Supreme Court of Pakistan has already taken suo moto notice of the above said unfortunate incident, therefore, the propriety precedent and law demands that till finalisation of the proceedings by the august Supreme Court, the enquiry proceedings initiated by this court may be halted.”

It further added, “The committee shall start its proceedings in the light of the directions issued by the august Supreme Court of Pakistan. Till then the proceedings shall remain dormant.”

Earlier, a condolence reference in memory of the victims of Islamabad District Courts was held at Islamabad High Court (IHC). The IHC, Islamabad High Court Bar Association and District Bar Association Islamabad organised the reference to offer Fateha for the departed souls.

The participants of the reference also expressed their solidarity with the families of the victim families and prayed for the early recovery of the injured of the terrorism incident. Chief Justice (CJ) IHC Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan, Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, district and sessions judge (West) Raja Jawad Abbas, district and sessions judge (East) Kausar Abbas Zaidi and all the judges of lower judiciary participated in it.

Besides this, office bearers of both the bars, representatives of bars of other provinces and a large number of lawyers attended the reference.

In this regard, IHCBA has announced to continue strike against the brutal incidents and to remain away from the court proceedings.

Media coordinator of IHCBA Chaudhary Khalid Advocate told that the legal community would commemorate March 7 and 8 as Yaum-Sog (Mourning day) and they would wear black ribbons to lodge their protest against the terrorism incident.