LAHORE: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest will be set aside if the authorities do not submit evidence against him, High Court here said Tuesday.
Saeed is under house arrest since January 31.
LHC had summoned the interior secretary for the hearing along with complete record of the case related to Saeed’s detention along with four others.
However, he did not appear on the mentioned date. Irked by his absence, the court observed that “no citizen can be detained for an extended period on the basis of merely press clippings”.
“The conduct of the government shows it has no substantial evidence against the petitioners. The detention of the petitioners will be set aside if no concrete evidence is presented before the court,” Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi said.
The judge adjourned hearing till October 13.
Saeed and his four aides – Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain – have been placed under house arrest in Lahore under the anti-terrorism act.
On September 25, the house arrest of Saeed and others was extended for another 30 days by the Punjab government.
Rao Anwar Case: ATC sends former SSP on judicial remand till 2nd of May!
KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar, allegedly involved in extra-judicial killings – including of Naqeebullah Mehsud – has been sent to jail on judicial remand till 2nd day of May.
Rao Anwar, eleven of his incarcerated and fourteen bolted subordinates are accused of kidnapping Naqeebullah Mehsud for ransom and murdering him and other three detainees in an orchestrated ‘encounter’. The staged killing was termed as an encounter against militants by policemen.
The gang has also been booked in a case for foisting hand-grenades and pistols on the four victims after murdering them. Citing the planted arms and explosives a fabricated case was also registered by Rao Anwar gang against the deceased.
Anwar along with other suspects has also been booked in a case for foisting pistols and hand grenades on Mehsud and three others after killing them in the shootout, and later registering a false case against the deceased under the Sindh Arms Act for illegal possession of arms and explosives.
ACE nabs assistant commissioner of Darya Khan for embezzling millions!
SARGODHA: Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Sargodha region has informed about the arrested of Assistant Commission (AC) Darya Khan for embezzling Rs 14.01 million.
ACE authorities said that Facto Group had purchased property of Adam Sugar Mills in 2015. The Facto Group in collusion with the existing AC Darya Khan and the then Sub Registrar Sajid Safdar had embezzled Rs 14.01 million by transfering fee after showing low value of the property, thus causing a loss to national exchequer.
ACE Director Asim Raza had constituted a 4-member investigation team to probe into the matter.
N. Waziristan: Third phase to repatriate IDPs commences!
ISLAMABAD: Third phase to repatriate Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of North Waziristan agency from Afghanistan has commenced.
FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) official said that all arrangements were made to bring back IDPs through Ghulam Khan area into Pakistan and they are making efforts to repatriate all IDPs in third phase.
The Official said eight families returned to Pakistan on Wednesday adding that only five families had reached North Waziristan from Khost through Ghulam Khan crossing point.
He said that arrangements were made for the return of fifty to sixty families on daily basis. The Official said that it was final phase of repatriation and IDPs of North Waziristan should reach to Gulan Khan camp, Khost.
All benefits of IDPs will be given to those, who will arrive Pakistan through Ghulam Khan. The officials admitted that IDPs had showed concerns about their vehicles in Afghanistan but only IDPs would be sent back home on priority basis while matter of vehicles would be resolved latter on.