ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar Monday declined the request of Punjab government against the backdrop of firing incidents at the residence of Justice Ejazul Ahsan to enhance security of judges.

According to an SC press release, the CJP said: "Judges do not need additional or extra security other than routine, however, overall security situation should be improved to benefit the common people."

Earlier on Monday during the hearing of a case related to the Football Federation of Pakistan, CJP Justice remarked that there was no development as yet into the firing incidents at the residence of Justice Ahsan’s residence.

Two separate firing incidents were reported at the Lahore residence of SC judge a day earlier. An FIR was filed against unidentified persons, with charges of attempted murder and violation of the anti-terrorism act. A JIT was also formed on Sunday for probe. A Punjab government spokesperson said JIT would be headed by additional IG Muhammad Tahir.

inspector-general for investigation, alongside representatives from the Military Intelligence (MI), Inter-Services Intelligence (IS), and Intelligence Bureau (IB). Officers of the Special Branch and Forensics Agency will also be part of the team.