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Pakistan justifies Hafiz Saeed's detention

By Vicky

Justifying the house arrest of Lashkar-e-Tayiba chief Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan government told the Lahore High Court that there was no violation of law. The government said that the Saeed run institutions, Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation and the Jamaat-ud-Dawa were engaged in activities which can be prejudicial to peace and security.

Hafiz Saeed

In a written reply submitted to the court on Thursday, the federal interior ministry defended the detention of Saeed made on January 30. The ministry said that the JuD and FIF had been kept under observation on the basis of a report sent by the ministry of foreign affairs. "In light of that report, the federal government had reasons to believe that JuD and FIF were engaged in certain activities which could be prejudicial to peace and security and in violation of Pakistan's obligation to the United Nations Security Council resolution," the government said.

The government on January 30 had put Saeed and the four leaders of the JuD and FIF under house arrest in Lahore under the country's anti-terrorism act. Saeed along with Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid filed the petition in the Lahore High Court through senior advocate A K Dogar.

Saeed alleges in their petition that the government detained them without any legal justification. Saeed was also put under house arrest after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, but he was freed by a court in 2009. Saeed has a bounty of USD 10 million on his head for his role in terror activities.

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