When questioned by the review board, Saeed said that he was detained since the Pakistani government was trying to stop him from raising his voice in support of Kashmiris.
The interior ministry, however, rejected Saeed's arguments and told the three-member board that he and his four aides have been detained for "spreading terrorism in the name of jihad".
The board comprised Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan of the Supreme Court (head), Justice Ayesha A Malik of the Lahore High Court and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail of the Balochistan High Court.
Saeed and his four aides were presented before the board, which held the proceedings at the SC Lahore registry.
Interior Ministry's spcl secretary Ahmad Raza, Addl Attorney General Naseer Bhutta and Asst Advocate General Sattar Sahil represented the government. Hafiz Saeed was also involved in motivating people for terrorism, he told the court, adding that Hafiz Saeed's movements and speeches also damaged the Kashmir cause.
Saeed chose to present his case himself on Saturday despite his lawyer AK Dogar being present in court.
According to a PTI report, the Pakistan government informed the review board: "The government detained the Jamaat-ud-Dawa leaders on pressure of United Nations (sic) and worldwide organisations".
Saeed echoed Pakistan's stand in discussions with India when he told the board that allegations against him were never proved by any state institution.
The Pakistan government also said that lifting house arrest of the JuD chief and his four aides will be a threat to the country.
On April 30, detention of Saeed and his four aides was extended by the Punjab government for another 90 days under preventative detention under 11 EEE (I) and 11D of Anti- Terrorism Act 1997. The detention is not seen as particularly harsh as Saeed has often been under loose house arrest and continues to meet and direct his followers. Hafiz Saeed said he had criticised the government over the Kashmir issue and asked to adopt a clear-cut stance on it.
The government has also placed JuD under the second schedule of its anti-terrorism act. The organisation has been recognised as a terrorist outfit by the US. This is the first time the Pakistan government has admitted that Saeed was detained because he was spreading terror in the name of jihad. The petition further claimed the United Nations resolution followed by the government did not seek detention of any citizen.