SC accepts plea to keep Lal Masjid report secret

The Supreme Court, accepting the plea to keep the judicial commission report on the Lal Masjid incident confidential, has adjourned the hearing for two weeks.

The plea was made by the commission head, Justice Shahzad-ul-Sheikh. The case was heard on Monday by a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The chief justice, during the hearing, counsel for Lal Masjid administration, told Tariq Asad advocate, that the report probing the Lal Masjid incident is complete and “we want to analyse the report in our chambers as the commission has requested that the report be kept confidential.

Tariq Asad said the high court is reluctant to put the name of former President Pervez Musharraf on ECL. If he leaves, they would be compelled to think that all institutions were united on this. The CJP said the court concerned was in a better position to say anything about it. Later, the court adjourned the hearing for two weeks to analyse the report.