Hafiz Saeed to contest general elections on Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek platform

Vastavam web: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah will contest the July 25 general elections on the platform of Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek as the group’s Milli Muslim League is yet to be registered as a political party, a senior member of the outfit said today.Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), a front for the Lashkar-e- Taiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, launched its political front Milli Muslim League, but it has not been yet registered by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

With general elections approaching, the group has decided to contest on the platform of the “dormant” political entity Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek (AAT), which was registered in the ECP.”Since the Milli Muslim League (MML) fails to get registered with the ECP it is going for this arrangement (contesting the upcoming polls on AAT platform),” he said.

MML president Saifullah Khalid will make a formal announcement regarding this shortly, he added.The AAT’s election symbol is ‘chair’.”Now the JuD/MML candidates will contest on the ‘chair’ symbol across the country,” the member said.