Government extended the detention of Hafiz Saeed for a month

The government of Pakistan has on Thursday decided to extend the detention of Hafiz Saeed for a month, government officials said.

Firebrand cleric Hafiz Saeed, who heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) group and has a $10 million US bounty on his head, has been under house arrest since January following a government crackdown on the outfit.

“Hafiz Saeed’s detention has been extended for a period of one month,” a senior government official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

He said the detention was extended by a three-member review board of Lahore High Court headed by Judge Yawar Ali.

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