Malik Ishaq sent to jail on remand
01 September, 2012
LAHORE: A court on Friday remanded Malik Ishaq, the leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi organisation, in jail for two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of inciting sectarian hatred.
Ishaq was held for making a "provocative" speech earlier this month. He appeared in court in Lahore on Friday amid tight security and was sent to the city's Kot Lakhpat jail for 14 days, senior police investigation officer Ejaz Shafi Dogar told AFP. He was detained over a speech he made at a religious school on August 19 in the wake of a rise in sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is regarded as the most extreme Sunni terror group in Pakistan and is accused of killing hundreds of Shias since its emergence in the early 1990s. Since his release in July last year after a jail sentence of nearly 14 years, Ishaq has frequently been put under house arrest as his sermons raise sectarian tensions and he was detained in prison for some time late last year.