The Punjab Authorities on Monday issued a notification to increase the home arrest of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for 2 extra months.
The JuD chief had been positioned underneath home arrest on January 31 for ninety days. Subsequently, his home arrest was prolonged for an additional three months. The prolonged home arrest was going to run out on July 27, however has now been prolonged for 2 extra months.
The notification, a replica of which is accessible with DawnNews, reads that the Counter Terrorism Division has reported that “protecting in view the anticipated launch of the stated activist and different leaders of the stated organisation, staff of the organisation have deliberate to unfold chaos within the nation.”
The notification, signed by Punjab Further Chief Secretary (House) retired Main Azam Suleman, additional reads that “on launch, he (Saeed) is more likely to glorify his actions for the stated organisation and continuation of his actions are more likely to create unrest in public.”
Different members of the JuD — together with Abdullah Ubaid, Abdul Rehman Abid, Zafar Iqbal and Qazi Kashif Niazi of Multan, who handles JuD’s publications — have been additionally taken into ‘protecting custody’ in January.
The JuD and the Falah-i-Insaaniat Foundation (FIF), a charity organisation affiliated with the JuD, had been included within the Second Schedule and have been positioned on the federal government’s watch record for six months underneath Part (1) 11EEE of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 in January. The names of a number of JuD leaders had additionally been positioned on the Exit Management Listing.
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