Pakistan govt seeks ban on new party backed by Mumbai attack mastermind

The US has appointed LeT architect Hafiz Saeed, who
currently active the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic charity, a
terrorist. It angle him as the administrator of the 2008
Mumbai attacks and has offered a $10 actor accolade for
information arch to his imprisonment
Pakistan’s autogenous admiral has alleged for the balloter agency to
bar from backroom a new affair backed by a agitator with a $10 million
US compensation on his head, a government certificate apparent by British news
agency, Reuters, showed on Thursday.
In a letter anachronous September 22, the admiral recommended that the
Election Agency of Pakistan adios the anew formed Milli Muslim
League’s (MML) appliance to become an official affair as it is
“affiliated” with Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), a active accumulation abhorrent for
the 2008 Mumbai attacks that dead 166 people.
“The allotment of MML is not supported,” the admiral said in the
two-page document.
Spokesmen for the acclamation agency and the autogenous ministry
acknowledged the accord and accepted that the letter was
authentic.
The US has appointed LeT architect Hafiz Saeed, who currently heads
the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic charity, a terrorist. It angle him as the
mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and has offered a $10 million
reward for advice arch to his imprisonment.
Saeed is currently beneath abode arrest. Pakistan’s abhorrence to press
charges adjoin him has been a abscessed point in relations with
Washington and India over the accomplished decade.
The admiral said MML is “ideologically of the aforementioned hue” as LeT and
its affiliated charities Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-e-Insanyat
Foundation (FIF).
Tabish Qayyum, a agent for the MML, said in a account that
the ministry’s letter was unlawful.
“MML isn’t a bus or barter which needs registration,” he said, denying
that MML had links with any banned active group.
The ministry’s attitude appears at allowance with what political sources and
a retired army accepted accept said is a plan proposed by the military’s
Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to ‘mainstream’ some Pakistan-based
anti-Indian active groups as allotment of deradicalisation efforts by
bringing them into politics.
The autogenous ministry’s letter was accounting a anniversary afterwards MML acquired a
stir by acceptable 5% of votes in a aldermanic acclamation in Lahore on
September 17.
In the Lahore by-election, Yaqoob Sheikh, who swears adherence to Saeed,
stood as an absolute applicant but was backed by MML and had
Saeed’s colleagues active his campaign.
Saeed’s portraits adorned posters announcement Sheikh, who the United
States has additionally appointed a agitator and a chief LeT commander.

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