IHC bars govt from filing new case against Lakhvi

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday barred the government from registering any new case against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, operational chief of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT), without prior informing the court.A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi also ...

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