| GEO Pakistan|
| SC returns petitions challenging Hafiz Saeedís release with objections|
| Updated at: 1617 PST, Monday, July 06, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court while putting objections returned constitutional petitions with objections that challenged the release of Jamaatud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.
The petitions by federal and Punjab government were submitted on Saturday through the office of the Supreme Court registrar.
Deputy Attorney General Shah Khawar told Geo News the registrar had returned the petitions as they challenged only the release of Saeed and his close aide Col (retd) Nazir Ahmed on the orders of the Lahore High Court.
The office of the registrar said two other JuD leaders Amir Hamza and Mufti Abdur Rehman who were originally party to the matter should also be included in the petitions, Khawar said.
Hamza and Rehman, detained along with Saeed in December last year in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, were freed by a judicial review board in May. Khawar said the petitions would be submitted again after removing the technical flaws.