ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General of Pakistan Malik Muhammad Qayyum Thursday termed the order of extension in house arrest of Chaudhry Aitezaz Ahsan as illegal without proper approval from Federal Review Board (FRB). He said that house arrest of a person can not be extended unless getting approval from the Federal Review Board. He said that the federal government has not given any order in the extension of house arrest of Aitezaz Ahsan however; we have been told that the Punjab government has issued the order.
Malik Qayyum further said that if the provincial government has issued the extension order of Aitezaz’s detention without the Federal Review Board’s approval then it was illegal and unwise decision. Earlier, the Punjab Home Department has issued an order of one month extension in the house arrest of President Supreme Court Bar Association, Chaudhry Aitezaz Ahsan.
Punjab Home Secretary, Khusro Pervez Khan made the announcement about the said order Thursday evening, hours after Chaudhry Aitezaz Ahsan came out of his house after the date of his house arrest expired, what he said, on January 30, 2008.-SANA