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SC orders for opening Khiaban-e-Sirsyed within two months.

ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has ordered ISI for opening Khiaban-e- Sirsyed road within two months remarking no more time will be given in any way.

The court while summoning implementation report in respect of decision after two months has adjourned the hearing of the case.

A 3-mmeber bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took up for hearing the case pertaining to closure of road passing in front of ISI Headquarters.

Brigadier Falak Naz appeared on behalf of ISI and filed their stance in writing.

The court rejected the ISI plea for presenting alternative plan.

CJP remarked time more than four weeks can not be given for opening the road.

Brig Falak Naz said ISI headquarter is located exactly on road.

CJP remarked ' build bomb proof road or shift the headquarters some where else. ISI relates directly to country's defence. We don't want to expose security institutions. But we can not give free hand to ISI at any cost. ISI has so much resources that it can reopen road within one month. We can not adopt separate standards for ISI and general public.

The court summoning Maj Gen Faiz Hamid, DG counter Intelligence of ISI immediately announced interval.

Maj Gen Faiz Hamid appeared before the court after intermission.

CJP while addressing him cautioned that courts are above all the institutions including army. Donot think about non compliance of court's orders. Neither you should feel shy or any hesitation while appearing before the court.

Maj Gen Faiz Hamid said ISI has rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the country.

CJP remarked ' we are aware of ISI importance and its sacrifices. But supremacy of law will be established at every cost in the country. We pay tribute to ISI and other institutions for their sacrifices.

SC had issued the orders with reference to vacation of road before the orders of high court.

Lt Gen Faiz assured the court to implement the decision.

CJP remarked ' you are enjoying by coming in the court.

Maj Gen Faiz said ' I am appearing in the court for the first time. Supremacy of law will be established in the country at every cost. Court should give six weeks and we will remove the hurdles.

The court ordered for opening the road within two months remarking no more time will be given at any cost.

The court also ordered for presenting implementation report on decision after two months.

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