Rawalpindi - A meeting was held on Wednesday to review security arrangements at the District Courts and Judicial Complex, Rawalpindi.

District and Session Judge (DSJ) Rawalpindi Bahdur Ali Khan chaired the meeting. Senior Civil Judge Ghulam Farid Qurashi, Additional District and Session Judge (ADSJ) Muhammad Tahir Khan Niazi, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi, XEN building Liaquat Ali, Additional Deputy Collector (ADC)  Arif Raheem, District Bar Association President G.M Shah and General Secretary Malik Sajid Tariq Awan also attended the meeting.

Addressing on the occasion, DSJ Bahadur Ali Khan directed the administration to provide adequate security arrangements to judges, lawyers and other visitors of district courts.

The DSJ asked the CPO to beef up security in and outside the Judicial Complex besides speeding up the work of establishment of walkthrough gates. The judge called for implementing anti-smoking laws in the jurisdiction of courts while putting complete ban on the entry of professional beggars in the district courts.

 DBA President GM Shah said that the lawyers would fully cooperate with the law enforcement agencies for protection of courts and litigants and judges.  He however pointed out the pathetic sanitary condition in the district courts and demanded the authorities concerned to clean up the heap of garbage and other trash from the premises of district courts.

DSJ Bahdur Ali Khan, taking notice on the complaint lodged by DBA president, said that weeklong sanitation campaign would be started from May 19. Additional Deputy Collector (ADC) Arif Raheem informed that sanitation contract has been given to the Solid Waste Management Company and the situation was improving gradually.