Hafiz Saeed launches election campaign

Islamabad: Jamaat-Ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed formally launched the election campaign of his fifteen-year-old party, Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, prior to the national assembly elections here in July.

As per certain Pakistan-based media reports, AAT party, which has been registered under the election commission, has gained the support of its linked party, Milli Muslim League (MML).

Saeed had inaugurated the AAT party’s election office in Islamabad on June 21.

The MML was launched in August 2017 to contest the general elections. However, the Election Commission rejected its registration request on June 13 this year.

It was earlier reported that the JuD has fielded more than 200 candidates to contest both national and provincial elections.

On April 3, the United States Department of State released an amended list of the declared terror outfits, under which MML and Tehreek-i-Azadi-i-Kashmir were referred to as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) affiliates.?
In May 2008, the United States Department of the Treasury designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.

On a related note, elections in Pakistan are scheduled to be held on July 25.