Islamabad: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s outfit Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD) announced that their newly launched Milli Muslim League (MML) will contest the Pakistan general elections in 2018. A senior member of the outfit made this announcement on Monday. JuD’s confidence was boosted after one of their candidates finished third in a by-poll election.
In the month of August, the outfit of Hafiz Saeed announced the launching of (MML). The MML was formed at a time when Saeed was detained in Lahore. Sheikh Yaqoob, a member of JuD declared that the newly launched MML by JuD (responsible for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack) would field candidates in every constituency of the country in the elections that are to be held next year.
Yaqoob recently lost to Kulsoom, the wife of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from a parliamentary seat that fell vacant after Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court. Yaqoob wanted to contest election from MML but could not do so as it is yet to be registered as a political party by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Talking about MML, Yaqoob stated his party wants to make Pakistan stronger against enemies like India, USA and Israel and also the mentality of the party is to improve the basic livelihood of people.
In 2014, JuD was declared as a terrorist organisation by the USA and Hafiz Saeed carries a USD 10 million American bounty on his head for his role in terror activities.