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.