Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jamat-ud-Daawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed house arrest extended

Chief Justice Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif
Tuesday constituted a three-member full bench to hear the petitions of
the leaders of Jamat-ud-Daawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Nazir Ahmad,
challenging their detention.

The full bench comprising Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhary, Justice Hasnat
Ahmad Khan and Justice Zubdatul Hussain will hear the petitions from
tomorrow (Wednesday).

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and other JtD leaders were put under house arrest
on December 12, 2008 after Mumbai terror attacks and imposition of ban
by United Nations Organization (UNO) on JtD.

Earlier, Justice Ejaz Ahmad Chaudhary had heard this petition filed by
JtD leaders and sent it back to the Chief Justice LHC with observation
for the constitution of a larger bench.

Meanwhile, the government got further extension of 60 days in the
detention period of Hafiz Saeed and Nazir Ahmad by a review board of
the LHC on Tuesday.

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