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Pak court seeks direction over protecting Saeed

The Lahore High Court has deferred the hearing of a petition moved by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed, till September 24.

world Updated: May 29, 2013 01:06 IST

The Lahore High Court has deferred the hearing of a petition moved by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed, till September 24.

The court has sought also direction from the government over the issue of defending Saeed before a US Court, which issued summons to him, former ISI chiefs and other officials on a law suit filed by relatives of US nationals killed in Mumbai attacks.

The Daily Times quoted Saeed’s counsel AK Dogar, as saying that the relatives of American national Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who were gunned down by militants during the 2008 Mumbai attacks, have filed nine claims against banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), stating Saeed as its head; Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Azam Cheema and Sajid Majid; former heads of Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Nadeem Taj and Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha; and ISI’s Major Iqbal and Major Samir Ali.

He said that the complainants accused them of providing material support for the 26/11 attacks. For each of the claims, the plaintiffs have asked for damages in excess of 75,000 dollars, to be awarded by a jury.

Advocate, kids shot dead
An advocate and his two children were gunned down in Karachi on Tuesday, a media report said.

Kosar Saqlain, an advocate of the Sindh High Court, and two of his children were shot dead by gunmen who opened fire at their car at Maripur road in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

The lawyer was on his way to drop the two children to school.