Pakistan: JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for two more months

Pakistan’s Punjab government on Monday issued a notification to extend the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed for two more months.

The government on January 30 had put Saeed and the four leaders under house arrest in Lahore for their alleged involvement in activities prejudicial to peace and security.

The Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and his four aides had been placed under house arrest on January 31 for three months.

Afterwards, their house arrest was extended for another 90 days.

As per DawnNews, the notification reads that the Counter Terrorism Department has reported that “keeping in view the expected release of the said activist and other leaders of the said organisation, workers of the organisation have planned to spread chaos in the country.”

The notification is signed by Punjab Additional Chief Secretary (Home) retired Major Azam Suleman.

It further reads that “on release, he (Saeed) is likely to glorify his activities for the said organisation and continuation of his activities are likely to create unrest in public.