The Lahore High Court has warned that Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest will be set aside if the Pakistan government does not submit evidence against him. The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and his four aides have been placed under house arrest in Lahore under the Anti-Terrorism Act since 31st January this year.
The Lahore High Court yesterday heard a plea against his detention. However, the court was irked by the absence of the interior secretary, who was supposed to appear along with records of the case related to Saeed’s detention along with four others.
An official of the interior ministry accompanied by a deputy attorney general sought time to file a reply to the petition. The court posted the matter for further hearing on Friday.
Punjab government had already told the court that activities of JuD leaders, if released, would pose great threat to public safety and can cause breach of public order.