LAHORE: Justice Aminuddin Khan of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday restrained the federal government from taking any illegal action against Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed who had moved a petition against his likely arrest allegedly at the behest of United States and India.
Judge also sought reply from the government till March 7.
Petitioner counsel A K Dogar submitted that a delegation of United Nations would arrive in Pakistan on January 26 and the government of Pakistan intends to take adverse action against him.
He said that Hafiz Saeed was founder chairman of JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) and has established 142 schools, three universities and for the last many years was working on public welfare projects.
He submitted that the Punjab government earlier had recently detained the petitioner for 90 days, however, a review board comprising judges of the high court ordered his release as the government failed to justify his detention before the board.
He said that all the actions taken by the government against Hafiz Saeed had been on the pressure of US and Indian lobby who for the last many years have been harboring an unfounded assumption that the petitioner, one way or the other was involved in Mumbai attacks.