Saeed’s MML to fight Pak polls us­ing proxy

AAT front-end for MML af­ter EC re­jects plea again

Deccan Chronicle - - WORLD -

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

Hafiz Saeed

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