Saeed’s MML to fight Pak polls using proxy
AAT front-end for MML after EC rejects plea again
Islamabad, June 14: Hafiz Saeed-linked Milli Muslim League has decided to use the platform of a little known party to contest the upcoming general election, a day after Pakistan’s poll panel rejected for a second time an application by the MML, an offshoot of the Mumbai attack mastermind’s banned Jamat-ud-Dawah, to register it as a political party.
Around 200 candidates backed by the MML will contest the July 25 election under the banner of the Allah-o-Akbar Tehre-ek (AAT), which is already registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the Express Tribune reported. The decision was taken after the ECP again dismissed the MML’s application for registration on Wednesday.
The MML has announced that candidates backed by the party will be participating from the platform of the AAT if higher courts do not rule in their favour before the polls. — PTI