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Pak’s Punjab Govt dismisses Saeed’s plea to end his detention

| | Lahore

Pakistan’s Punjab Government has dismissed the plea of Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed to end his detention fearing that it may create a law and order situation in the province, the Lahore High Court was informed on Tuesday.

The Home Department of Punjab today submitted a two-page reply to the LHC, informing the court of its decision.

Citing different illegal acts of his organisations - JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat - the department said: “The act on the part of Hafiz Saeed reaffirms the apprehension of the law enforcement and intelligence agencies that if he is released his activities will create law and order situation.”

It has been recommended to keep the detenue (Saeed) under detention ‘in larger public interest’.

The department further said that the activities of Saeed will “pose grave threat to the public safety and cause the breach of public order.”

It said that after hearing the counsel for Saeed and representatives of the Counter Terrorism Department, Special Branch, Lahore police chief, DIG Operations and Security Branch, Home Secretary MaJ (R) Azam Suleiman ‘finds no merits in the representation of Saeed hence it is rejected’.

Lahore High Court Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi adjourned the hearing till September 15.

Mumbai attack mastermind Saeed and his four aides -  Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain - had challenged the extension of their house arrest for another 60 days under section 1 of section 3 of Maintenance of Public Order, 1960. 

 
 
 

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