The Anti-Terrorism Court has sentenced Ameer Jamaat-Ud-Dawa Hafiz Muhammad Saeed to 11 years in prison and a fine of Rs 30,000 in a terrorism case.
Lahore Special Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Arshad Hussain Bhatta reserved judgment in two cases against Ameer Jamaat-Ud-Dawa Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.
The court ordered the two accused, including Hafiz Saeed, to be sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail and a fine of Rs. 15,000 in each case after completion of the trial. The court sentenced Hafiz Saeed to 11 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 30,000.
Police presented the accused to the court in strict security where they were sentenced in his presence. The Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) had filed a case against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed for illegal funding. In both cases, 23 witnesses filed statements against Hafiz Saeed.
The government had already Banning the fundraising of many banned organizations including Jammat-Ud-Dawa. Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was accused of promoting terrorism and raising funds to finance terrorists.