Islamabad, Nov 11: The intelligence agencies of Pakistan has sought more security measures for detained terrorist Hafiz Saeed in jail. The agencies said the terrorist is facing life threats after a foreing government is hatching plans to kill him. In a letter written by state-run National Counter Terrorism Agency, the agency alleged that a foreign government has paid Rs 80 million to two activists of a banned outfit for the assassination of Saeed.
The government on January 30 had put Saeed and his four aides under house arrest in Lahore for their alleged involvement in activities prejudicial to peace and security. The house arrest was made for a period of 90 days that ended last night.
According to media reports, former Nawaz Sharif government had detained Saeed after the Trump administration, which had just taken over, had told Pakistan that it may face sanctions if it did not act against JuD and its chief.
The Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD), the front group of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba, and its sister organisation Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), had also been put under terror watch on the basis of a report sent by the ministry of foreign affairs.
Saeed, along with his four aides, had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court challenging his detention through senior advocate A K Dogar.
(With inputs from agencies)