Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday rejected provincial government’s request for another 60-day extension to Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention.
The Punjab government had asked for a 60-day extension to Saeed’s detention but the request was turned down by the court, prosecutor Sattar Sahil told Reuters.
“His previous detention for 30 days is over, which means he would be released tomorrow,” said Sahil.
Hafiz Saeed 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.