LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Wednesday rejected the federal government’s reply on a petition filed by Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. The petition seeks protection for Saeed and his associates following the announcement of a $10 million bounty on them by the US. Justice Saeed asked the government if another country could fix a bounty on a Pakistani citizen. Deputy Attorney General Naseem Kashmiri had submitted that Pakistan was bound by UN resolutions but not by announcements made by America. Hafiz Saeed’s counsel declared the reply “unclear and vague” after which the court directed the government to file a reply again.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2012.
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