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Pak court to hear on Jan 6 govt appeal against Lakhvi’s bail

Pakistan government’s appeal against the bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, will be heard by a court here on Tuesday, a court official said. 

“The Islamabad high court (IHC) has fixed January 6 for hearing of the government’s plea against Lakhvi’s bail on its request. A division bench has been constituted to take up the matter,” the official told PTI. 

He said the government had requested the IHC to consider the matter “urgent” and fix the date of hearing at earliest. 

“The court has also issued a notice to respondent Lakhvi for Tuesday’s hearing,” the official said.  Yesterday, the Pakistan government challenged LeT operations commander Lakhvi’s bail in the IHC, saying an anti-terrorism court ignored testimony in the 26/11 case while granting bail to him. 

According to government’s petition filed by Federal Investigation Agency additional director general Mohammad Khalid Qureshi, “The fact remains that such cases of defunct terrorist organisations are not so easy to be conducted and especially the prosecution in such cases is the most difficult job in our country for the last many years”. 


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