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- Mar 7, 2009
Pak Supreme Court Rejects petition against Saeed's Release
http://www.timesnow.tv/Pak-SC-rejects-petition-against-Saeeds-release/articleshow/4321479.cmsPakistan Supreme Court on Monday (July 6) rejected on technical grounds two petitions by the federal and Punjab governments challenging release of JuD chief Hafiz Mohd Saeed, a key accused in the Mumbai attacks, from house arrest, prompting authorities to announce they will file fresh pleas after removing the flaws.
The petitions were submitted on Saturday though the office of the Supreme Court registrar had not completed formalities for them to be taken up by a bench. The petitions were rejected this afternoon due to technical flaws, sources said.
Deputy Attorney General Shah Khawar told reporters the registrar had returned the petitions as they challenged only the release of Saeed and his close aide Col (retd) Nazir Ahmed on the orders of the Lahore High Court.
The office of the registrar said two other JuD leaders -- Amir Hamza and Mufti Abdur Rehman -- who were originally party to the matter should also be included in the petitions, Khawar said.
Hamza and Rehman, detained along with Saeed in December last year in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, were freed by a judicial review board in May. Khawar said the petitions would be submitted again today after removing the technical flaws