Terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed to contest in Pakistan general elections 2018

Tagged with: |

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, the man believed to be behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks has revealed his intentions to contest in the Pakistan general elections 2018 as per media reports.

Hafiz Saeed will contest the Pakistani elections on the Milli Muslim League (MML) ticket although he is yet to announce the constituency he would be selecting.

In August this year, the JuD formed the new party MML to enter into politics with an objective to make Pakistan into a real Islamic state.

Recently, Hafiz Saeed was relieved from house arrest after a Pakistani court on 23 November did not allow the extension of his detention. The terror mastermind was detained under Pakistan’s anti-terrorism act in January 2017.

Hafiz Saeed photo

Hafiz Saeed

Hafiz Saeed, who is an internationally designated terrorist, carries a bounty of $10 million on his head for masterminding several terror attacks. The 68-year-old is also the co-founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba which is a terror group focused mainly on overpowering the Indian state in Kashmir through its terror attacks.

We will have to see if Pakistan will allow a known terror suspect to take part in its elections or keep shielding him by citing lack of evidence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *