New Delhi, Apr 5: The Lahore High Court has recently asked the Pakistan government not harass Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed and ordered Islamabad to allow him to continue his social welfare activities, reported by one of the country’s news outlet.
Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was freed by the same Lahore court in November last year. The court order on Hafiz Saeed came on the same day when the United States (US) sanctioned Saeed’s political outfit- the Milli Muslim League. Recently, the Pakistan government took a spree of actions against an academy and health facilities run by the terrorist Saeed.
The court reportedly said that Hafiz Saeed should be allowed to do his welfare activities until the further order comes. “JuD has always participated in and contributed to social welfare activities. Stopping a person or an organisation from welfare activities is against the Constitution. The government should allow JuD to continue their activities and should put an end to the harassment,” said the court. as reported by the Express Tribune.
Saeed alleged in a petition that the government was interfering in his party’s welfare projects because it had bowed down to pressure from India and the US, Dawn online reported. The petition argued that barring an organisation or party from indulging in charity work was against the Constitution. Justice Ameenud Din Khan, who heard the petition filed by lawyer A.K. Dogar on Saeed’s behalf, also directed the authorities to submit their responses by April 23.