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Pakistan's Punjab govt. challenges Lakhvi's release

Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.  

Pakistan’s Punjab government on Tuesday challenged the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision to suspend the detention of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the Supreme Court, saying his release has created problems for it.

The Punjab government in its petition pleaded the apex court that the LHC had suspended the detention of Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Ordinance despite seeing “sensitive documents” against him.

The government said the release of Lakhvi had created problems for it.

“Besides, there are chances that the investigation into Mumbai attack case may also be affected because of the release of Lakhvi,” the government argued in the petition.

It requested the apex court to suspend the order of the LHC and restore the detention of Lakhvi under the security Act.

The SC office will fix the date of hearing.

Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq on April 9 had suspended Lakhvi’s detention as the government failed to present “sensitive documents” against him in the court.

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