Lahore: The Lahore High court has denied the Punjab Government’s appeal to extend the house detention of Jammat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. The court has ordered Saeed’s release on Thursday.
This was reported by the Express Tribune.
A provincial law officer had told the LHC during the last hearing that a provincial review board would review Saeed’s detention.
The JuD chief, through his lawyer AK Dogar Advocate, had challenged his detention orders submitting that the requirements laid by the Supreme Court for the purpose were not fulfilled. He requested the court to set aside the detention and order his release.
The provincial authorities had detained him and his four aides under Section 11-EEE (1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1977, on January 31 this year. But, in October, the government did not extend the notification for their detention under ATA sections and withdrew application pending before the federal review board for their extension.
The authorities, however, decided to keep Saeed and his aides under house arrest under Section 3 of the MPO.