The Lahore High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea challenging the house-arrest of of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed.
According to a report in The Dawn, the petitioner Advocate Sarfraz Hussain said that the JuD chief was detained in light of the United Nations’ resolution of 2008.
However, he pointed out that the resolution of the UN Security Council passed in 1948 for holding a plebiscite in India-held Kashmir had not been implemented so far.
He further said that Saeed’s detention was liable to be declared void as there was no nexus with anti-terrorism laws, which had been manoeuvred by the government to curtail the liberty of a Pakistani citizen at the behest of a foreign mission.
The registrar of the Lahore HC raised objection over the maintainability of the plea and Justice Erum Sajjad Gull upheld the objection.
The Pakistani government had placed Hafiz Saeed and four other members of his organisation under house arrest last week for a period of three months.