Saeed case: Pak SC imposes fine on federal, Punjab govts

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 16:01

Islamabad: Pakistan`s Supreme Court hearing
petitions against the release from house arrest of JuD chief
Hafiz Saeed, blamed by India for masterminding Mumbai attacks,
today imposed fine of Rs 10,000 each on federal and Punjab
governments for delaying the case with their "non-cooperative
attitude".

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar
Chaudhry also adjourned the mater for a month.

During today`s hearing, the bench first temporarily
adjourned proceedings after it was informed that Punjab
government`s counsel was pre-occupied with another case.

Later, the apex court adjourned the matter for a month
after imposing the fine of Rs 10,000 each on the federal and
Punjab governments for delaying the case and their
"non-cooperative attitude.".

Saeed, also the founder of LeT, was placed under house
arrest in December last year after the UN Security Council
declared the JuD a terrorist group. He was freed on the orders
of the Lahore High Court on June 2.

Subsequently, the federal and Punjab governments filed
two petitions in the Supreme Court to challenge the High
Court`s order.

Bureau Report



First Published: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 16:01

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