New Delhi, Aug 8, 2017: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Monday formally entered into Pakistan politics by launching his party Milli Muslim League.
The new Milli Muslim League party will follow the ideology of the JuD, which the US says is a front for the banned LeT.
Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind, has appointed Saifullah Khalid, senior leader of the JuD, as the president of his political outfit.
However, Saeed has kept himself and JuD’s second -in -command Abdul Rehman Makki out of MML’s command and control system.
The party will soon announce new faces and contenders for the 2018 general elections which has now assumed much significance in the wake of Pakistan Supreme Court verdict disqualifying Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding public office over corruption allegations.
The MML said it would raise the Kashmir issue with full force at both provincial and federal levels.
Earlier, the Pakisan’s Punjab government extended the house arrest of Jamaat ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for two more months.
Hafiz Saeed has been placed under house arrest since January 31, when he was initially interned for 90 days. His house arrest was subsequently extended for another three months which expired on July 27. But, now the provincial government has extended the curbs on his movement for another two months.
Saeed is accused of masterminding several terror attacks in India including the Mumbai 26/11 attacks and fomenting violence in Jammu and Kashmir.