Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release order 'NOT' a good move: Pak journalist Mehr Tarar

In a surprise move, Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Friday criticised the release order of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, saying that it is 'not a good move'.

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release order 'NOT' a good move: Pak journalist Mehr Tarar

Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar on Friday criticised the release order of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, saying that it is 'not a good move'.

Hours after a Pakistani court today suspended the detention order of Lakhvi, Tarar took to Twitter to criticise the move. “Releasing Lakhvi is NOT a good move on any level. Period,” she tweeted.

Questioning the judgement of the Pak court, she wrote: “No evidence against Lakhvi? Witnesses recanting their testimonies under fear: sure. What happened to the evidence sent to Pakistan by India?.”

Moreover, sympathising towards the victims of 26/11 terror attacks, she added: “Imagine yourself in the shoes of Mumbai attack victims' families. Imagine if Lakhvi was Indian and had unleashed terror on our land...”  

Further terming Lakhvi's release order as an 'injustice act', she further tweeted: “I'm a Pakistani who would always speak up about ANY & EVERY injustice I read about, be it here, or elsewhere. My values teach me that.”

However, regarding the Samjhauta Express tragedy, she wrote: “And yes,there must be categorical investigation in2 the SamjhotaExpress tragedy;India knows that.Still,I don't use 1 wrong 2negate the other.”

Meanwhile, according to media reports, Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan JP Singh was summoned at foreign office in Islamabad today and a strong protest was lodged with him over India's delay in the trial of Samjhauta Express tragedy.

Earlier in the day, the Islamabad High Court declared Lakhvi's detention as 'illegal' and ordered his release , which sparked widespread condemnation in India.

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, who was reportedly summoned by Indian authorities over the matter, said the judicial process should be allowed to take its course.

India, further, conveyed its outrage over the release order of Lakhvi by saying that if released, he would pose a threat that cannot be ignored.

"India today conveyed its outrage to Pakistan at the release of Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. This goes against Pakistan's professed commitment to combat terrorism, including its recently stated policy of not differentiating amongst terrorists," Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

"If such a person, who is also a designated international terrorist by the United Nations, is released, it will pose a threat that cannot be ignored," he added.  

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