Ahead of UNSC team visit; Pak court issued directives for Hafiz Saeed
Ahead of the visit of the United Security Council’s sanctions monitoring team, a Pakistani court on Wednesday restrained the government from arresting Hafiz Saeed till March 17.
The order came after the Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, who was listed under the UNSC Resolution 1267 in December 2008, had earlier moved the court seeking protection from arrest or action against JuD and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).
A team from UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee will be visiting Islamabad from Thursday for an assessment of Pakistan’s compliance with the UN’s sanctions regime.
It is also being speculated that the Pakistani government will not allow the committee any direct access to Saeed or his entities.
In his plea, Saeed had said that the government wants to arrest him at the behest of the United States and India.>