Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday served notice on the interior secretary and directed him to provide a list of all the cases throughout Pakistan pending against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who is operational chief of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and an alleged mastermind of Mumbai terror attacks.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi issued these directions in the Omnibus bail application moved by Lakhvi and sought from the court to be informed by the federal government how many cases were pending against him throughout Pakistan. In his petition, he further requested that he may not be arrested in any new case without court’s prior permission.

Earlier, it was on January 20 when the same IHC bench had disposed of the same petition after the federal government informed that Lakvi was required in only two cases, one Mumbai attack case and second kidnapping of a citizen.

The federal government had said that Mumbai attack case is registered with Federal Investigation Agency while the case of kidnapping a citizen is registered with Golra police station and the two cases were pending adjudication before the courts.

Now Lakhvi through his counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi Advocate moved the court and contended before the IHC that he might be apprised about all the cases in Pakistan. The IHC bench after issuing aforesaid order deferred the hearing in this matter with date in office.

Lakhvi is chief of the banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and an alleged mastermind of the November 26, 2008 attacks in Mumbai. After IHC granted post arrest bail to Lakhvi on December 18, the federal government had immediately issued his detention orders for 30 days under section ‘3’ of the maintenance of public orders (MPO) those were further extended on January 18.