The Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered on Monday to restore former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s lawful security.

Chief Justice of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar, was hearing the suo motu case related to security protocol of personnel with no official entitlement. He said that they do not want to put anyone’s life in danger.  

Then, CJP ordered the provinces to come up with security measures and guidelines.

Earlier, in last week, CJP had ordered inspector-generals (IGs) of Islamabad and all four provinces to withdraw security escorts from people who are not holding any public office.

Therefore, nearly 13,000 police officials were called back from their respective security duties.

IG Islamabad police, Sultan Azam Temuri, told the court today that they provide security on the directions of the interior ministry.

The chief justice said that those facing security risk should keep their escorts.

“Nawaz Sharif should get security as a former prime minister,” CJP remarked. He also directed to assure whether Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has security escorts.

The hearing was then adjourned for a week.