ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejects the order of Islamabad High Court about release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi issued by Islamabad High Court, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Two member bench hear the case and suspended the Islamabd High court’s orders and refer the case back to high court and suggest to hear the case on January 12.
Islamabad High Court now decided to hear the case on
Earlier, Supreme Court, while fixing the case hearing, constituted a two member bench for government’s appeal petition filed against the alleged mastermind behind Mumbai attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, on Monday
The top court formed a two-member bench headed by Justice Jawad S Khawaja to hear the government’s appeal against the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order, directing the cancelation of Lakhvi’s detention under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
The federal government pleaded to the apex court to set aside the IHC order related to the suspension Lakhvi’s detention.
Through an appeal petition submitted in the apex court, the government said that the suspension order of Lakhvi’s detention issued by the IHC was passed in violation of Article 199 of the constitution and was unreasoned.
It pleaded to the top court to set this order aside. The petition was filed on the behalf of the interior secretary and SSP Islamabad and said that the IHC had passed the order without duly considering the relevant facts and the circumstances. The petition filed in the apex court stated that Pakistan has international obligations and the accused was allegedly involved in a crime committed outside Pakistan.
Similarly, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had challenged Lakhvi’s bail in the IHC. The petition filed by the federal agency stated that the anti-terrorism court (ATC), hearing the Lakhvi case, ignored the testimony and granted bail to the alleged mastermind behind Mumbai attacks. Earlier, the IHC, while suspending the detention notification of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, directed the federal government to submit its detailed reply in the court by January 15 in Mumbai attack case. The single-member bench of the IHC of Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi in its written order directed Lakhvi to deposit surety bonds worth Rs 1 million and to ensure his presence on every date of hearing of the case.
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