Pakistan Ordered To Release Hafiz Saeed From House Arrest


Lahore: A judicial body of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, rejecting a request from the government of Punjab to extend his detention by three months.

The decision by the Punjab Judicial Review Board of Pakistan has come a day after the government expressed concern over possible sanctions from the international community.

Saeed was produced before the review board by Pakistan’s Punjab government on Tuesday. According to reports, a government official told the board there were enough evidences against Saeed to justify his detention. The review board had earlier allowed a 30-day extension to Saeed’s detention, which is set to expire in the last week of this month.