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Pakistan's judicial body orders release of Hafiz Saeed
A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan province issued orders to release Jamaat-ud-Dawah headman Hafiz Saeed from house arrest. Saeed, the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, had been under house arrest since January.
The judicial board rejected Pakistan government’s plea asking to extend the period of confinement by another three months and said, “The government is ordered to release JuD chief Hafiz Saeed if he is not wanted in any other case.”
The board had in October agreed to a month’s extension of Saeed’s house arrest, which is due to expire next week.
Hafiz Saeed along with his four aids – Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain – were taken into custody by the by the Punjab government on January 31 this year.
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