Govt plea for extension in Saad Rizvi’s detention rejected by evaluate board

LAHORE A authorities plea for extension in detention of the chief of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), Hafiz Saad Hussain Rizvi, was dismissed by a provincial evaluate board on Friday.

The three-member board comprised of Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad Khan, Justice Aalia Neelum and Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan. Hafiz Saad Rizvi was produced earlier than the board on the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) on expiry of his 90-day detention interval.

The federal government officers assisted the board throughout in-camera proceedings and requested for an extension within the detention of the TLP chief. The board additionally dismissed an software for extension in detention of Rizvi’s get together activists, Usman and Wazir Ali.

Numerous police personnel have been deployed on the LHC and surrounding areas in the course of the board proceedings. Following the listening to, Rizvi’s counsel Burhan Moazzam mentioned that there are nonetheless a couple of days remaining within the evaluate course of. He mentioned determination to file functions for bail in different instances can be made at a later stage.

Saad Rizvi was arrested in April. The federal authorities that month declared the TLP a proscribed organisation underneath anti-terrorism legal guidelines and launched a broad crackdown towards the get together.

The motion got here after days of violent protests and site visitors disruptions within the main cities of Pakistan, which noticed private and non-private property broken by gangs of hooligans bearing sticks and turning on regulation enforcement officers at will.

Dated 07-07-2021

Lahore, Pakistan

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