LAHORE - Federal government on Saturday told the Lahore High Court that it had collected such evidence that suggested Jamat ud Dawa links with Al-Qaeda. This was stated by the Attorney General of Pakistan before a full bench of the Lahore High Court that was hearing a habeas corpus petition challenging the detention of Chief Jamat-ud-Dawa (JD) Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and its another leader Col (r) Nazir Ahmad. During the proceedings on Saturday, Attorney General of Pakistan and Advocate General Punjab concluded their arguments and now the petitioner counsel would make his submission in reply to the federal and provincial governments stance on June 1st. At the offset, top government lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa said other than the UN resolution the government had enough material to keep these leaders in custody. He termed it protective and preventive custody and not the detention for which the petitioner moved a habeas corpus petition. He said a three members review board comprising three High Court judges gave the extension in detention and boards verdict in no stretch of imagination could be called as based on mala fide. He said JUD is the other name of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. He said even the government was bound to follow the UN resolution on the matter and other than the UN decision, the government had enough material which could not be produced in an open court and he could produce it in camera. He said Hafiz Saeeds party was accused of involved in Mumabi attacks. Bench inquired from him why India was not bound to follow the U resolution on Kashmir issue. Attorney general replied it was related to India and he had no authority to interfere in it. He also said the action was taken as campaign against terrorism. Petitioners counsel AK Dogar opposed this idea and said the matter is related to the liberty of two citizens and without informing them about the material made basis for detention, there is no justification to confine them at their residences. He said by this resolution the UN challenged the sovereignty of Pakistan and the government should not obey it. He said the bench should not over look the petitioners privilege to examine the record. With these submissions, the bench rose for some time during which it examined in camera the record produced by Mr Khosa. After some time the bench again assembled when the acting advocate general Punjab presented the provincial governments point of view on the petition. He had the same arguments as advanced by the attorney general. Now on next date of hearing the petitioner counsel would address the court in reply to the counsels of federal and Punjab government. Bench comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan and Justice Zubda-tul-Hussain is hearing the petition.