Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court reserves judgment on two cases of terrorist financing against banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed.
ATC Judge Arshad Hussain Butha will deliver the verdict on February 8 in both cases.
The cases were registered against Hafiz Saeed by the Punjab Police Department of Anti-Terrorism (CTD) Lahore and Gujranwala Chapters.
The preliminary hearing of the case registered in Gujranwala took place in the Anti-Terrorism Court Gujranwala, but the case was later transferred to Lahore on the directions of the Lahore High Court.
During the trial of both cases, the court recorded statements of 23 witnesses.
It should be remembered that under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997, 13 cases were filed against 13 top leaders of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah in July 2019 on charges of financing and money laundering of terrorists.
The Anti-Terrorism Department had filed cases in five cities of Punjab saying that the funds and funds collected from welfare organizations and trusts like Al-Anfal Trust, Dawat-ul-Rashid Trust, Maaz Bin Jabal Trust, etc. were funded by Jamaat used for support.
The Anti-Terrorism Department banned the organizations in April, where detailed investigations showed that the organizations had links to the party and its leadership.
Then on July 17, Hafiz Saeed was arrested by Guwaranwala on charges of financing terrorism by the CTD Punjab and was sent to jail on judicial remand.
Lahore's Anti-Terrorism Court December 11 charged Hafiz Saeed and his four accomplices with banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah's head on charges of financing terrorists.