House arrest of Hafiz Saeed has been extended for two more months

The Punjab Government on Monday issued a notification to extend the house arrest of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for two more months.

The JuD chief had been placed under house arrest on January 31 for 90 days. Subsequently, his house arrest was extended for another three months. The extended house arrest was going to expire on July 27 but has now been extended for two more months.

The notification, a copy of which is available with DawnNews, 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 organization, workers of the organization have planned to spread chaos in the country.”

The notification, signed by Punjab Additional Chief Secretary (Home) retired Major Azam Suleman, further reads that “on release, he (Saeed) is likely to glorify his activities for the said organization and continuation of his activities are likely to create unrest in public.”

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