After submission of the review board report on Tuesday, a division bench of the Lahore High Court postponed the hearing of a petition challenging the detention of Jamatud Dawa Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and his aides for a day.
On behalf of the federal government, the report of the review board was submitted for extension of house arrest of Hafiz Saeed and his aides.
LHC reserves judgment on press secretary
On January 31st, the Punjab government had placed Hafiz Saeed and four party leaders under house arrest after the federal interior ministry issued a letter to this effect.
According to the letter issued to the provincial government on January 29, as per the UN Security Council sanctions, two organisations named JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) — the public welfare arm of the JuD — were both put on a watch list.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2017.
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