Pakistan extends Saeed’s detention for three months

Pakistan extends Saeed's detention for three months |

ISLAMABAD – The government of Pakistan has extended the house detention of leader of banned outfit Jamaatud Dawa Hafiz Saeed to three months, official told on Monday.

Hafiz Saeed was under house arrest since January 2017. Throughout his stay as an activist in Pakitan, he remained the bone of contention in the bilateral relations between Pakistan and United States.

The US had offered $10 million for the information leading to arrest and conviction for the leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). Washington several times emphasized that JuD is leading the terror groups in Pakistan.

Punjab government official Malik Muhammad said that the provincial government decided to extend the detention of Saeed for three months.

“Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest, which ended Sunday night, has been extended for another three months,” Khan said, as quoted by Samaa News.

The government of India accused him of organizing Mumbai attacks and other terror activities, these attacks were convicted by LeT which he founded in the 1990s.

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