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Pakistan Court Retrains Government From Arresting Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan Court Retrains Government From Arresting Hafiz Saeed

The Islamabad high court ordered Election Commission of Pakistan to register the MML.

The counsel said that the Punjab government had earlier detained the petitioner under Maintenance of Public Order for 90 days.

Kumar said Pakistan is mandated under the United Nations law to take action against Saeed.

The JuD chief believed that India was forcing the Pakistan government to abandon the Kashmir cause "which is not possible".

Speaking to the media, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Saeed had the blood of the innocent citizens of the world on his hands.

Recently, Pakistan has been facing heat from the worldwide community to do more when it comes to taking action against terror activities and terror groups emanating from its soil.

The Lahore High Court on Wednesday asked the federal and Punjab province governments in Pakistan not to place alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed under house arrest until further orders, Dawn reported. "Not only India but also the worldwide community feels that the action which should be taken against Hafiz Saeed has not been taken", he said.

The US State Department in 2014 had designated the JuD as a "foreign terrorist organisation", a status that freezes the assets of an organisation that falls within its jurisdiction.

He said the petitioner was founder/chairman of JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and also established 142 schools, three universities and for the last many years had been engaged in activities of public welfare.

Both of these outfits have always been accused of spearheading terror attacks in India, the most notable of which was the December 13, 2001 terror strike on the Indian Parliament and the November 26-29, 2008 terror strikes in several locations across Mumbai.