Hafiz Saeed News: A Pakistan court on Wednesday convicted 26/11 attack mastermind and Jamat-ud-Dawa chief (JuD) Hafiz Saeed in two terror financing cases and sentenced him to 11 years of imprisonment. Hafiz Saeed has been sentenced to five and a half years with fine of Rs 15,000 in each case. Meanwhile, the sentences of both the cases will run concurrently.
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) indicated Hafiz Saeed and his aides in terror financing cases in day-to-day hearing in December. Last week, ATC Lahore judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta deferred the verdict against Hafiz till February 11.
Meanwhile, Hafiz Saeed, who is currently lodged at the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore, had filed a petition before Pakistan anti-terrorism court to club all terror financing cases against him and his aides. He asked the court to announce the verdict in all the 6 cases on completion of trial. Likewise, the plea was accepted by the court on Tuesday.
As per the petition, four other cases against Hafiz Saeed, Zafar Iqbal, Yahya Aziz, Abdul Rehman Makki and pending before the ATC Lahore. Meanwhile, the deputy prosecutor general opposed Saeed’s plea and informed the court that the trail in two cases against him and others was completed and that the judge may announce the verdict.
According to the information, around 23 FIRs were registered against Hafiz Saeed and his aides by the Counter Terrorism Department. The FIRs have been registered on the charges of terror financing in various cities of Punjab province and arrested Saeed on July 17.