Lahore: A coalition of religious leaders
on Wednesday appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take note
of banned and outlawed militant outfits being allowed to
function in the country under different names.
Ahle Sunnat leaders, including leading religious
scholars led by Haji Hanif Tayyb, told a press conference in
Lahore that they are concerned over the outfits being allowed
to operate in the country, particularly in the Punjab
Tayyb said the "Chief Justice (Ifthikar Choudhry) must
take immediate notice of the activities of these renamed
banned outfits which were promoting terrorism and unlawful
"The government must remember these are the same
outfits which are behind the terrorist and bomb attacks in the
country including the attack on the GHQ and in different
cities," he said.
Tayyab said that the Chief Justice must take notice of
the fact that these banned outfits were allowed to hold
rallies and congregations by changing their names.