LHC Reserves Verdict On Maintainability Of Hafiz Saeed's Plea

LHC reserves verdict on maintainability of Hafiz Saeed's plea

LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 23th August, 2016) : The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday reserved verdict on maintainability of a petition seeking directions to the federal government to take-up the issue of occupied Kashmir at United Nation's Security Council. Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the petition filed by Jamatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel A.K Dogar submitted that India had been committing atrocities on Kashmiris and violating the resolutions passed by the UNO.

He said that India also did not give Kashmiris their right to self-determination. For the last more than one month, he said, the Indian forces had been targetting innocent Kashmiris. He said the peace had been on stake in the entire region. He prayed the court to order the federal government to take up the issue of Kashmir at Security Council in order to force India to implement the Security Council's resolution passed in April 1948 and highlight the issue at international level. However, a federal law officer contended that the petition was not maintainable. After hearing arguments advanced by the counsel of the petition and the Federal Law Officer, the court reserved verdict on the maintainability of the petition.