ISLAMABAD - Chief Commissioner Islamabad on Wednesday submitted his reply in a petition of Maulana Abdul Aziz who had prayed the court to delete his name from the fourth schedule.
The chief commissioner submitted the reply before a division bench (DB) comprising Justice Riaz Ahmad and Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi.
Talking to The Nation, Wajihullah Advocate, counsel for Abdul Aziz, said that the chief commissioner in the reply had declared Aziz as a very dangerous person who had issued decree against Pakistan Army and the government led by Pervez Musharraf in 2004.
The capital administration also attached the copy of that decree with the reply submitted before the bench. "For this very Fatwa (decree), then chief commissioner of Islamabad removed him (Aziz) from services of Auqaf department," Wajih informed quoting the reply.
The reply further added that Aziz condemned army operation in South Waziristan Agency and termed it contrary to Islamic jurisprudence. He informed that the administration had alleged that Aziz misused the platform of Lal Masjid and some 44 cases were registered against him with various police stations of Islamabad.
In the reply, the administration stated that in 2004, the situation deteriorated in the federal capital to such a level where civil government failed to control it. As a result, military was called in and army operation was launched. Therefore, the administration requested the court not to delete Aziz's name from the fourth schedule.
According to constitution of Pakistan, the fourth schedule list is about the suspicious accused who need to mark their attendance with the local police station with regular intervals.
According to details, the chief commissioner of Islamabad had issued a notification, putting name of Maulana Abdul Aziz on fourth schedule on August 03, 2005. Wajihullah Advocate informed that it was on August 12, 2013 when SSP (Operation) Islamabad, SHO Aabpara and other police officials raided Jamia Hafsa at 10:30pm asking for Maulana Abdul Aziz.
Wajihullah said that before the raid of August 12, 2013 no one ever intimated Aziz about placing of his name on fourth schedule and no one ever asked him to mark his attendance at the police station.