The Pakistan government has sought the extension of Mumbai attacks mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed’s detention under the public safety law. The move comes two days after the government withdrew its application to prolong Saeed’s house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.
The Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief, who has been under house arrest since January, was presented before a three-member Punjab provincial judicial review board in Lahore. The detention period is scheduled to expire on the 24th of this month.
The board issued notices to Advocate General Punjab and foreign and interior secretaries to appear before it tomorrow to tell as to why the government wants the extension.
Under the law, the government can detain a person for up to three months under different charges. The government can extend the detention only after the approval from the judicial review board.