Court admits JuD chief`s petition on drone strikes

A Pakistani court on Friday admitted Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed`s petition asking it to direct the government to implement a parliamentary resolution for stopping US drone attacks in the country.

Last Updated: Jun 24, 2011, 23:22 PM IST

Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday admitted
Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed`s petition asking
it to direct the government to implement a parliamentary
resolution for stopping US drone attacks in the country.

Lahore High Court Justice Azmat Saeed ordered Attorney
General Maulvi Anwarul Haq to submit a response to the
petition at the next hearing scheduled for July 7.

Saeed also pleaded to the court to direct the federal
government to make public information in all matters of public
importance, especially any "secret deals" with the US.

He also asked the court to declare that pre-emptive
strikes by foreign countries are not permitted by
international law.
PTI