Islamabad: Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest was extended on Thursday for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides. The 30-day detention will be applicable from October 24.
Saeed’s aides, Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid, and Qazi Kashif Hussain, may walk out free on the expiry of their September 25 detention order if they are not detained in any other case.
Saeed and his four aides were presented before the provincial judicial review board on Thursday amid high security in the Lahore High Court.
A good number of his supporters were present at the court’s premises who showered rose petals on him and his aides. Police, however, stopped them from chanting slogans in the favour of their leader.