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Hafiz Saeed’s House Arrest Extended for 30 Days

However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides.

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Hafiz  Saeed, Chief of  Jamaat-ud-Dawah. <i>(Photo: Reuters)</i>

Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was extended on Thursday, 19 October, for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province.

However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides.

The 30-day detention will be applicable from 24 October.

Saeed's aides, Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid, and Qazi Kashif Hussain, may walk out free on the expiry of their 25 September detention order if they are not detained in any other case. The five were presented before the provincial judicial review board on Thursday, 19 October, amid high security in the Lahore High Court.

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The Pakistan government had on Tuesday, 17 October, sought an extension of Saeed’s detention under the public safety law, two days after withdrawing its application to prolong his house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.

Their detention period is scheduled to expire on 24 October. Under the law, the government can detain a person for up to three months under different charges. The government can extend the detention only after the approval from the judicial review board.

The JuD has already been declared a foreign terrorist organisation by the United States in June 2014. The JuD chief carries a reward of US $10 million announced by the US for his role in terror activities.

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