Hafiz Saeed to be released from house arrest

ANI | Updated: Nov 22, 2017 16:53 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], November 22 (ANI): A judicial body of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, rejecting a request from the government of Punjab to extend his detention by three months.

The decision by the Punjab Judicial Review Board of Pakistan has come a day after the government expressed concern over possible sanctions from the international community.

Saeed was produced before the review board by Pakistan's Punjab government on Tuesday. According to reports, a government official told the board there were enough evidences against Saeed to justify his detention.

The review board had earlier allowed a 30-day extension to Saeed's detention, which is set to expire in the last week of this month.

Hafiz Saeed is an accused of masterminding the 2008 attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. (ANI)