ASWJ Leader: LHC orders release of Maulana Muavia

Published: May 3, 2013
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His lawyer argued that the detention
was meant to prevent him campaigning for the elections against the PML-N. PHOTO: EXPRESS/IRFAN ALI

His lawyer argued that the detention was meant to prevent him campaigning for the elections against the PML-N. PHOTO: EXPRESS/IRFAN ALI

LAHORE: 

Justice Aalia Neelam of the Lahore High Court on Thursday declared the detention of Maulana Muavia Tariq of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Act illegal and ordered the Punjab government to release him.

Tariq was declared a danger to the peace and detained on February 17. His lawyer argued that the detention was meant to prevent him campaigning for the elections against the PML-N.

A Home Department official appeared before the court to explain Tariq’s continuing detention but the judge found it to be unjustifiable.

Maulana Muavia Tariq is the son of Maulana Azam Tariq, who was a leader of the Sipah-i-Sahaba and was thrice elected to the National Assembly from Jhang. He was assassinated in 2003.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 3rd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • A Pakistani
    May 3, 2013 - 3:14PM

    God Help Us…

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  • Ali Zaid
    May 3, 2013 - 5:16PM

    Look at their faces. They are fanatics who don’t follow any of religion or logic to arrive decisions. I wish Pak army to crack down against these extremist takfiris on foreign payroll.

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  • Adnan S. Khan
    May 3, 2013 - 6:13PM

    Campaign against the PML N? They are supported by the Nawaz league. False flag!

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  • hamza khan
    May 3, 2013 - 7:39PM

    awesome. good job LHC. i’m sure this man will find the cure to all of pakistans ills now that he’s out of jail. can i vote for him?

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  • Tim
    May 4, 2013 - 1:24PM

    Isn’t ASWJ a banned organization? How is it allowed to campaign?

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  • Wizarat
    May 4, 2013 - 10:41PM

    the judge also have a family to protect and feed.
    ASWJ do not need to win, they have suicide bombers and a lot of supporters in Nawaz League.
    Pakistanis deserve this leadership as leaders come from the same lot.

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