TORONTO — A Pakistani man accused of plotting bomb attacks on downtown Toronto has been ordered to remain in detention.

Jahanzeb Malik has been in custody since his arrest a week ago — his next hearing is April 14.

He appeared for his immigration detention review via a video link from the jail in Lindsay, Ont., today but his lawyer made no submissions.

Malik, 33, is a permanent resident who came to Canada as a student more than a decade ago.

It’s still not clear why authorities have gone the immigration route rather than charge him criminally.

His lawyer has said it’s expected he will be deported and said it’s unlikely he will be released before then.