lashkar e jhangvi leader malik ishaq released from Pakistan jail

July 15 2011

Islamabad, July 15 : Founder member of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Malik ishaq was released from the Kot Lakhpat jail after spending 14-years in imprisonment.

Malik Ishaq had been arrested in 1997 on the charges of terrorism and multiple sectarian killings. The police registered no less than 44 cases including multiple sectarian killings and terrorism against him but he was acquitted in almost all such cases due to lack of evidences and poor prosecution.

Sources say the release comes after Maulana Muhammad Ahmed Ludhianvi, chief of the defunct outfit Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan which is now known as Millat-e-Islamia/Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jamat, met with Ishaq for more than two hours at Kot Lakhpat Jail.

lashkar e jhangvi is a militant organisation formed in 1996 by Riaz Basra broking the mother organization Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP)

Mailk is also the key suspect in the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009.