Religious leaders appeal to Pak CJ on militant outfits
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 23:21
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 province.

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 activities."

"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.


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 23:21

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