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Pak. court adjourns Hafiz Saeed’s plea on drone attacks



A Pakistani court has adjourned till September 30 a petition filed by Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed asking it to direct the government to take steps to stop U.S. drone attacks in the country’s tribal belt.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of the petition after Deputy Attorney General Zia Al-Qamar Bhatti sought more time to file a reply on behalf of the government.

In his petition, Saeed had asked the court to direct the government to implement a resolution unanimously passed by parliament against U.S. drone attacks on Pakistani soil.

Saeed’s counsel A.K. Dogar opposed the Deputy Attorney General’s request, describing it as a delaying tactic.

The judge directed Mr. Bhatti to file a reply at the next hearing.

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