Hafeez Saeed’s charity trust rolls a new political party

Jamat-ud-Dawaah, suspected to be a font for banned terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba has launched a new political party named Milli Muslim League in Pakistan. Jamat-ud-Dawaah is currently registered as a charitable trust and claims to be championing cause of Islamic Humanitarian programme. This step is contrast with previous views of LeT chief Hafeez Saeed who has denounced democracy and elections and declared them to be incompatible with Islam. India and America have already declared LeT as the key perpetrator behind the 2008 Mumbai Attacks, and there is a bounty of $10 million dollars offered by America regarding information and capture of Hafeez Saeed.

But Saeed has always denied his involvement in the referred attacks and was only placed under house arrest only eight months earlier by Pakistan. Although Saeed missed the event of launch of the party, President of Milli Muslim League-Saifullah Khalid expressed that the aim of the party was to connect to grassroots level and propel Pakistan towards an Islamic and Welfare State. However, U.S. State Department Report on Terrorism for 2016 which was launched recently stated that LeT still raises funds for its activities in Pakistan. Security Analysts state that the move to form a new political party was to provide a better cover to the militants and their other covert activities in the light of increased pressure from global community on Pakistan to crack down LeT and JuD.

News Sources- Reuters, Nasdaq