Justice Kayani ruled that retired judges can only get specified post-retirement benefits as mentioned in the 'The Supreme Court Judges Leave, Pension and Privileges Order, 1997.' In the letter, the former CJP has given detailed background as to how the official bulletproof car was provided to him through the office of the apex court's registrar in 2013.
In the judgment, it emerged that the 2005 model bulletproof Mercedes Benz is not in running condition, neither is it being used for travelling purposes, yet it remained in the former CJP's possession.
Perusal of the 1997 order revealed that there is no provision related to the entitlement of a bulletproof car for the ex CJP.
A retired judge, however, can retain an official driver or orderly after leaving the judicial office, and as per an amendment in 2016, provision of a round-the-clock security guard at the former CJP's residence during his lifetime.
Currently, nine constables, two sub-inspectors, two drivers, one head constable, and two pickups are deployed with ex CJP Chaudhry.
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