Lahore, December 3
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has announced that his organisation Jamat-ud-Dawah would contest Pakistan’s 2018 general elections under Milli Muslim League — a still-to-be-registered political front.
The banned JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed.
“The Milli Muslim League (MML) is planning to contest next year’s general elections,” said Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by both the United Nations and the United States.
Talking to a group of columnists at the JuD headquarters in Chauburji here on Sunday, the JuD chief, who carries a bounty of $10 million announced by the US for his role in terrorist activities, said he would continue supporting the Kashmiris fighting the Indian forces.
“I want to tell India that I will continue to support Kashmiris no matter the difficulties. India wants us to stop raising our voices for the Kashmiris. It is building pressure on the Pakistani government. I want to tell Pakistan that back channel diplomacy has only harmed the Kashmir cause,” Saeed said, saying he was dedicating 2018 to Kashmiris.
He also said his detention in Pakistan and Hurriyat leaders in India was part of international agenda