Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest Pakistan general elections next year

Saeed said he would contest the election on the platform of Milli Muslim League (MML), though he did not disclose anything about the constituency.

Published: 02nd December 2017 11:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2017 12:04 AM   |  A+A-

Pakistan head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves a court in Lahore.|AFP

Pakistan head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters in Lahore. (File | AFP)

By IANS

LAHORE: Days after his release from house arrest, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed on Saturday announced his decision to contest general elections in Pakistan next year, reports said.

Saeed said he would contest the election on the platform of Milli Muslim League (MML), though he did not disclose anything about the constituency, reported Pakistani media. 

The JuD floated the MML in August this year to mark its entry into politics, promising to make Pakistan "a real Islamic and welfare state".

In January this year, the JuD chief had been detained under the Anti-Terrorism Act. But, as the court refused to extend his detention on November 23, he was released from house arrest.
 



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