Hafiz Saeed a man behind Mumbai terror attack will contest in Pakistan general election in 2018. His venture into Pakistan’s political scene announcement was made after its candidate finished third in a crucial by-poll.
In the month of August, the Hafiz Saeed’s outfit Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) announced the launching of Milli Muslim League (MML), which was formed at a time when Saeed was detained in Lahore. Sheikh Yaqoob, a JuD-backed candidate recently lost to Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of overthrown Prime minister Nawaz Sharif from a parliamentary seat that fell vacant after Supreme Court disqualified him. Yaqoob desired to contest election from MML that was launched just before NA-120 by-pool but could not achieve, as it is yet to be registered political party by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
It was stated that the MML wants to strengthen Pakistan against its enemies like India, USA, and Israel, with the mentality to improve the basic livelihood of the people. JuD was tagged as a terrorist organization in 2014 by the USA and has a bounty of USD 10 million on the head of its leader.
News Sources- Times of India