New Delhi, June 23: Milli Muslim League (MML) — the political face of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa — has appeared on the cover page of Allahu Akbar Tehreek (AAT), thereby officially kick-starting its campaign for the upcoming general elections in Pakistan.
Saeed inaugurated the party’s election office in Islamabad, and his son Talha Saeed and son-in-law Khalid Waleed will contest the July 25 elections from the Punjab province.
Also, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted the nomination papers of Talha Saeed and Khalid Waleed for National Assembly seat-91 (Sargodha-IV) and National Assembly seat-133 (Lahore-XI) respectively, the Dawn, quoted JuD’s Deputy Information Secretary Ahmed Nadeem, as saying.
After repeatedly failing to get itself registered with the ECP, the MML announced last week that it will contest the general elections from the platform of AAT.
According to reports, Pakistan’s interior ministry has already refused to register MML as a political party, and has even requested a court in Islamabad not to consider MML’s plea seeking its registration as a political party.
Despite this, Saeed along with Abdul Rehman Makki kicked off their election campaign for MML in Islamabad, and inaugurated an election office for his candidate Chaudhary Sayeed Ahmed Gujjar from NA 153 Constituency.
Both Saeed and Makki have been designated as global terrorists by the US. Experts believe that the JuD chief is trying to become a part of national politics amid the US putting pressure on Pakistan to clamp down on the activities of Saeed and his politico-terror outfit. Saeed has a US $10million bounty on his head.