Lahore High Court deferred its verdict in Saeed’s detention case

Vastavam web: The Lahore High Court today deferred its verdict in the case against the detention of Jamaat-ud- Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides for their involvement in activities prejudicial to security of Pakistan.The verdict was deferred as the judge heading the division bench, Justice Abdul Sami Khan, was not available “as per the weekly roster,” a court official told. Saeed and his four aides – Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain – have been detained on the orders of the Pakistan government for their alleged involvement in activities prejudicial to peace and security, says the provincial Punjab government.

The federal government had also submitted a report of the judicial review board on the detention of Saeed and his aides.Pakistan’s interior ministry rejected his arguments and told the board that “Saeed and his four aides have been detained for spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”.The Punjab government on April 30 extended the detention of Saeed and his four aides for 90 days under the 11 EEE (I) and 11D of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.