Court seeks govt’s reply over Masroor Jhangvi’s name on terror list

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Islamabad High Court issued notices to the interior ministry and the Punjab home department on Monday on a petition filed by MPA Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, who is seeking the removal of his name from the government’s terror suspects list.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani directed the interior ministry and home department secretaries to submit their response in the case.
Masroor, son of banned outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba’s slain chief Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, through his counsel Tariq Asad has challenged the orders placing his name on the Fourth Schedule list of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997 in 2014.
Tariq Asad, who is also the president of the Shuhada Foundation, a body affiliated with Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz, submitted that the interior ministry had blocked Masroor’s identity card.

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