LAHORE Extraordinary measures have been taken for the security of Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif (KMS) following the reports that three federal ministers had planned to kill him. Although the police are investigating the matter, no arrest has so far been made. According to the report carried by a section of press on Eid Day, the three ministers intended to kill Justice Sharif in order to remove the main hurdle in furtherance of PPPs objectives of dissolving the Punjab government. The accused ministers wanted to eliminate the Punjab High Court chief justice owing to his close relationship with Sharif brothers while aiming at a creating an embarrassing situation for the Punjab government with reference to the judiciary, discrediting the PML-N in the eyes of public, media, lawyers and others, and to pave the way for enforcing governors rule in Punjab by propagating that the government had failed to check terrorism in an effective manner. On the other hand, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) top brass is trying to shield the three federal ministers to make them appear innocent, TheNation learnt on Monday through reliable sources. Intelligence sources also said that the ministers, mentioned as the main plotters in the report, avoided discussing the details on phone and always used codes and preferred to visit each other, adding that various meetings were organised for the purpose at different places including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Dubai. The plan was discussed even with the top PPP leadership but the idea was dropped as it was shattered timely, they added. Interestingly, the sensitive agency sources said the top party leadership was sidelining Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on the issue intentionally and the ministers, involved in alleged plot of assassination, were chairing all of the meetings. The premier, during a televised conversation with media men in Multan, said he had directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik to take necessary action and would further comment after having a detailed meeting with him. Meanwhile, the DGs of the two premium agencies, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), have started a joint investigation into the aforementioned case, the sources said. Credible sources in the Special Branch Punjab, however, claimed to have prepared the report titled: Plan To Eliminate A Value Target four months back. Reportedly, the Punjab Police top guns had also asked the Justice Sharif for reasonable increase in security arrangements for him, but refused flatly, saying, The day of death can never be changed. However, the Punjab Police and its Counter Terrorism Department did not initiate any tangible action against the accused persons mentioned in the report. The Central Police Office (CPO) sources also endorsed the argument by saying, There was a huge uncertainty in the CPO and none of the officials knew as what was to be done next moment. Silence in top bosses rooms, negotiations among them and rumours of dissolving the PPP-led government were on the rise, they commented. They claimed that the diehard criminals, mentioned in the Special Branch Report working at an important official residence and a special cell working on putting together another team of criminals, were still at large. The sole 'success of the Punjab Police was that the homes obtained on rent by the criminals near Justice Sharifs residence in Defence and at his ancestral village were found vacant before the police made an attempt to arrest them. Talking to this scribe, IGP Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar said investigation was underway. No, we are not clueless but facts will be disclosed after investigations were completed, he responded to a question. When asked if the report had been received fourth months back then why the police were reluctant in arresting the accused ministers and their 'accomplices, in case they were guilty, Dogar replied that investigation was moving forward while keeping aspects in the mind but nothing could be established right now. He was of the view that the security for Justice Sharif had been increased soon after the appearance of the report but no arrest was made yet. Meanwhile, CCPO Lahore Muhammad Aslam Tareen told TheNation that he had personally visited the Lahore High Court chief justices residence for reviewing the security and convinced him that an enhanced security was necessary. Justice Sharif, who was earlier enjoying security of an ordinary judge before the report, agreed to his point of view after which three bulletproof vehicles along with a good number of policemen were provided to him. The CCPO said security had also been beefed up at the Lahore High Court and the CJs residence located at Tape Road, located at the backside of Veterinary Hospital Lahore, which he visited on the last Friday of every month and held a Milad function from Asar to Maghrib. The sources close to Justice Sharif revealed that Civil Lines SP Dr Haider Ashraf, DSP Civil Lines and some police personnel were deputed for security reasons some seven days back while DSP was still supervising the security arrangements.