Attack On Lankans: SC moved against Ishaq’s release

Published: October 11, 2011

LAHORE: The Punjab government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of the bail of Malik Ishaq, founder of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) militant group who was allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on Sri Lankan cricket team near Liberty Chowk in Lahore besides 43 other cases in which 70 people had been killed mostly belonging to the Shia community.

The Lahore Registry of the apex court had granted Ishaq bail on July 11, 2011. Ishaq was accused of masterminding the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 while in prison.

He had appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn the decision of the Lahore High Court, which had rejected his bail plea.

The Chief Prosecutor of Punjab’s Public Prosecution Department Chaudhry Muhammad Jehangir told The Express Tribune that Ishaq, who is now in the Rahim Yar Khan Jail for 30 days on the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), that they have filed the review appeal in the Supreme Court.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 11th, 2011. 

Reader Comments (4)

  • Sindhi-Topi
    Oct 11, 2011 - 3:46PM

    We were given to understand by the agencies at that time that this was a saazish by RAW to discredit Pakistan! Is there anything we can believe anymore?

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  • Oct 11, 2011 - 7:43PM

    can i expect transition to betterment?

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  • Noise
    Oct 12, 2011 - 12:43AM

    How can someone with someone with so many major cases on him be let out on bail in the first place?

    The supreme court is sympathetic to terrorists

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  • MarkH
    Oct 12, 2011 - 8:25AM

    @Noise:
    Bail is usually there to ensure the criminal won’t flee or harm witnesses/accusers. That guy won’t be going anywhere just as long as the insane keep flattering him and he can kill without much concern for the consequences. Also, the witnesses/accusers are probably already dead or frozen in fear.

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