Islamabad - The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the federal government to provide free medical facilities to the lawyers who had got injured in the Islamabad court terrorist attack.

A three-member bench issued these directions while hearing the suo moto case related to indiscriminate firing and suicide attack in Islamabad court. At least 11 people, including Additional Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, were killed and 29 others received injuries on March 3, 2014 during a gun and bomb attack in F-8 court. During the proceedings, President Islamabad District Bar Association (IDBA) Naseer Kayani said that the federal government had refused to pay compensation to the people who were killed or injured in the suicide attack.

The deputy attorney general informed that the ministry of interior had filed its report about the incident but it was confidential.

Justice Amir Hani Muslim inquired what was secret in the report.

The IDBA president said that the federal government was not even willing to bear the medical expenses of those lawyers who got injured in the incident, while two lawyers had become disabled. He said the expenditures for the treatment of injured lawyers were in hundreds and thousands of rupees, while the government was not helping them.

The chief justice inquired from him whether the IDBA had contacted with the Pakistan Bar Council. Kiyani replied that the PBC did not have funds for the purpose. However, the CJP asked to contact the PBC because it had funds and asked the DAG that the government should provide free medical treatment to the injured lawyers. The court asked the DAG to submit report in that regard on November 12.