LHC bars action against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed till April 4

Published: March 8, 2018
Says his human rights as a citizen of Pakistan must be ensured

Says his human rights as a citizen of Pakistan must be ensured PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

LAHORE  : The Lahore High Court on Wednesday extended its order till April 4 under Justice Aminuddin Khan to take no action against Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed after his plea about possible arrest at the behest of the United States and India.

The government lawyer pleaded the court to give more time to submit replies at which, Justice Khan gave another chance to the government lawyers to present their replies. Counsel for the petitioner, Advocate A. K Dogar contended that a delegation of the UN was going to arrive in Pakistan on Jan 26 and the government had planned to take strict action against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Advocate Dogar said that Hafiz Saeed was founder/chairman of JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and established 142 schools, and three universities. He added that Hafiz Saeed was engaged in public welfare activities for the last several years.

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The counsel said that the Punjab government had earlier detained the petitioner under Maintenance of Public Order for 90 days. However, a review board comprising judges of the High Court denied an application of the government for further detention and house arrest of Jud chief as it failed to justify the detention before the board.

The lawyer stated that the actions taken against Hafiz Saeed by the government were based upon the pressure of the US and the Indian lobby, which had been propagating against him in the name of Mumbai attacks. He asked the court to stop the government from taking any illegal action against the JuD leader. The court would resume hearing on April 04.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Raj
    Mar 8, 2018 - 11:13AM

    I think with this kind of actions by Pakistan, one can be sure that, Pakistan indeed will be placed on grey list in June 2018 and subseqnetly in black list. With this, the international isolation of pakistan will be complete as vowed by India.Recommend

  • Sunil K
    Mar 8, 2018 - 11:21AM

    Henceforth Justice Aminuddin Khan will be known as the man who took Pakistan into the FATF Blacklist.

    Khawaja Asif managed to inadvertently push the nation into the graylist but Justice Aminuddin Khan has done so willingly.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Mar 8, 2018 - 11:23AM

    In Pakistan, the army and the Judiciary run the country but everyone blames the government. The civilian government has no power, only accountability.Recommend

  • Feroz
    Mar 8, 2018 - 11:29AM

    I hope the Judiciary takes the responsibility and flak if Pakistan finds itself on the FATF Blacklist.Recommend

  • Rahul
    Mar 8, 2018 - 11:48AM

    Enjoy your stay in the black list.Recommend

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