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Lahore court announces July 3 for next hearing of Hafiz Saeed's petition

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The Lahore High on Monday fixed July 3 as the date for the next hearing of a challenging Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed's detention as it adjourned today's hearing, according to reports.

Earlier, a division bench headed by Justice Abdul Sami Khan had reserved the decision on June 7 after the submitted its reply over Saeed's detention.

According to reply, Saeed and his aides - Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain - were detained on the instruction of the federal for their alleged involvement in activities damaging peace and security of the country.

In February, the JuD leader and his four aides challenged their house arrest as well as the addition of their names in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Act (ATA) in the Lahore High

They were put under house arrest on January 30 invoking Section 11EEE of Anti-Act 1997.

Earlier on April 20, Interior Ministry in a written reply to the Lahore High defended the detention of the JuD leaders saying that no laws were violated in issuance of the detention orders against Saeed and his aides.

The ministry said the JuD and FIF had been kept under observation on the basis of a report sent by the Foreign Affairs Ministry. In light of that report, the federal 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 JuD has already been declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the United States in June 2014.

The JuD chief also carries a reward of USD 10 million announced by the U.S. for his role in terror activities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 17:28 IST
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