Pakistan court dismisses plea challenging Hafiz Saeed's detention

World Tuesday 07/February/2017 21:15 PM
By: Times News Service
Pakistan court dismisses plea challenging Hafiz Saeed's detention

Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday dismissed a petition challenging the detention of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.
Lahore High Court Justice Erum Sajjad Gull dismissed the petition filed by a senior lawyer on 'technical' ground after hearing the arguments.
The court observed the petitioner had not furnished the impugned notification of Saeed’s detention. Interestingly, during the hearing, Saeed's counsel advocate A. K. Dogar appeared before the judge and requested not to give any 'adverse judgement' in this case.
He said Saeed is filing a separate petition this week to challenge his "illegal" detention. The habeas corpus petition filed by senior advocate Sarfraz Hussain contended the JuD chief has been put under "illegal" detention by manoeuvring the anti-terrorism law.
The government on January 30 placed Saeed and four other members of JuD and Falah-e-Insanyat under house arrest for a period of three months invoking Section 11EEE of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. The names of Saeed and 37 other JuD and FIF leaders have also been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) barring them from leaving the country.