| GEO Pakistan|
| Hafiz Saeedís house arrest extended by two months|
| Updated at: 2229 PST, Monday, March 09, 2009|
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) extended the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, head of banned outfit Jamaat-Ud-Dawa and four others by 60 days on Monday.
Hafiz Saeed was presented before the review board of the LHC along with his four aides under high security.
The Punjab government pleaded the court to extend the house arrests of banned outfit leaders. However, Saeedís counsel Zafar Iqbal opposed the governmentís request.
The judicial review board of the LHC, comprising three judges, extended the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed and three of his key aides, Haji Amir Hamza, Col (retd) Nazir Ahmed and Mufti Abdur Rehman by 60 days.
However, they did not accede to the authorities' request to prolong the house arrest of two other JuD leaders, Qazi Kashif Niaz and Qari Yasin Baloch, as well and ordered that they be freed.