Lahore, Apr 26(ANI): The Pakistan Punjab Government is reportedly providing financial support and other amenities to jailed leaders of the banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ), including top hitman Malik Ishaq.
According to reports, Ishaq, who has been acquitted in 44 different cases of 70 murders and is currently being held for involvement in last year's attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, as well as other high profile terrorists are getting VIP protocol in prison.
Ishaq is currently detained in a jail in Punjab.
The leaders are also allowed to use cell phones, which they might use to plan attacks with their accomplices outside the prison, The Daily Times reports.
Sources also revealed that it is an old practice of the government as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Governments led by Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif had also extended financial support and VIP protocol to the late Maulana Azam Tariq, chief of the banned militant organisation Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, when he was in prison.
Tariq was even provided with a mobile squad and police security whenever he went out of the prison, they added. (ANI)