ISLAMABAD - At a time when the Supreme Court is going to decide the fate of the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt of court case today, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Wednesday indirectly sending a message to the apex court has appealed to the state institutions not to do anything that might lead them to repent in future.

“I appeal to all the pillars of the state not to do something for what we would have to repent tomorrow,” Rehman Malik said while briefing reporters after chairing a meeting in the Ministry of Interior held to review law and order situation and security arrangements made for the PM’s appearance before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The interior minister said that democracy that they got today could be revived only after many sacrifices and PPP slain leader Benazir Bhutto had great respect for the superior judiciary. “Let us follow the path that would lead us to better democracy,” he said indicating that democracy should not be derailed at any cost. The minister also appealed to the workers of PPP to have patience and don’t visit the apex court building. “We don’t want to repeat the history of the PML-N,” he said, adding that any kind of misadventure on Wednesday would not be tolerated.

The minister also said that FIA had been ordered to launch inquiry against Air Blue management as the inquiry report had showed its negligence in Air Blue plane crash in 2010 at Margallah Hills.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, Chief Commissioner ICT, and DIG (Security) briefed the minister regarding the security arrangements made on the PM’s appearance in the apex court.

It was decided in the meeting that registrar Supreme Court would be requested to allow entry in the courtroom to those who had been issued passes. Advocates along with their clients who have cases on cause list should be allowed to enter the Supreme Court. Security of the Supreme Court building and surrounding be beefed up to avoid any untoward incident.

The chair directed that on Thursday entry in Red Zone should be allowed only on production of CNIC. Ariel surveillance would to be carried out through four helicopters during the hearing of the case. Red Zone would to be affectively cordoned off and alternate traffic plan would be prepared to avoid inconvenience to public.

The minister directed that no political workers would be allowed to enter the premises of Supreme Court. Separate routes should be earmarked for general public and lawyers. There should be no hustle as well as crowd at the entry of Supreme Court of Pakistan. A vehicular scanner should also be placed at one entry of the Red Zone.

The IGP ICT will make arrangements for proper publicity of alternative routes for the convenience of general public. Deputy Superintendents with requisite manpower will be deputed on all road crossings for guidance of the public regarding the alternative routes and to coordinate the security with various detachments of the police.

As a security measure, effective security sweep arrangements on adjoining hilltops and outer cordons would be ensured, with support of additional staff/ manpower.

The interior minister directed the participants that foolproof security would be ensured for the Prime Minister as well as President Houses, Parliament House and Supreme Court of Pakistan. The minister directed the ICP that the point form where Prime Minister would walk to Supreme Court would be communicated later.

Rehman Malik stressed that IGP ICT would be responsible for the overall security during the occasion and asked IGP and Commissioner ICT to talk with the Registrar Supreme Court on the issue. Chief Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and IGP will be present in Red Zone for ensuring implementation of instructions issued for making security arrangements.