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Ishaq`s release: Pak`s Shias ask for strict action

Last Updated: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 20:25

Lahore: Pakistan`s minority Shia
community on Monday described the release Malik Ishaq, chief of
banned terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, from prison as a "risk
to peace" and sought strict action against those openly
supporting him.

The Jamea al-Muntazar, a leading Shia organisation,
said in a statement that the whole community strongly condemns
the release of Ishaq, whom it described as a "callous
terrorist" involved in the murder of several innocent citizens
and wanted in terrorism cases.

It said that the government of Punjab province,
instead of keeping behind bars a "cruel person who has ruined
scores of households", had released Ishaq despite his
"confessions" and other "established evidence".

The statement said Special Superintendent of Police
Ashraf Marth was killed by the LeJ for exposing before media
the crimes of Ishaq, who had been given capital punishment on
eight counts by the Lahore High Court.

Urging authorities to take notice of the "sensitive
issue", the Jamea al-Muntazar asked them to order strict
action against elements who were openly supporting Ishaq.


First Published: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 20:25

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