The Supreme Court on Friday banned carrying of mobile phones inside the court following leakage of a picture of PTI founder and former prime minister Imran Khan.

The apex court staff also barred lawyers and clerks from carrying the phones inside the court. The journalists had already been banned from taking their mobile phone cameras inside the court.

The development comes after Imran Khan had appeared via video link in the Supreme Court during hearing of NAB amendments case but did not get a chance to speak as a petitioner in the case,

The PTI founder remained present on the video link for about two hours and 27 minutes. Somehow his picture leaked and was uploaded on social media.