LHC approves transfer of case against Hafiz Saeed from Gujranwala to Lahore

LHC approves transfer of case against Hafiz Saeed from Gujranwala to Lahore

Lahore (Staff Report/Agencies): The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday approved to transfer a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 against chief of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed from a Gujranwala anti-terrorism court (ATC) to one in Lahore.


LHC Chief Justice Sardar Shamim Ahmed heard a petition filed by Saeed, stating that he was being kept in a jail in Lahore but was transported to Gujranwala for every appearance before the court.

The applicant said that in light of the security situation, appearing before the Gujranwala court was not fitting and added that if he was being held in a jail in Lahore, the case should also be shifted there.

During the proceedings, a lawyer for the government said that they had no objection to shifting the case.

Issuing the order, the LHC chief justice wrapped up the petition.

In July, Saeed was arrested in connection with the terrorism financing case while on his way from Lahore to Gujranwala. Prior to his arrest, the top 13 leaders of JuD, including Saeed and Naib Emir Abdul Rehman Makki, were booked in nearly two dozen cases for terror financing and money laundering.