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Pakistan Interior Ministry seeks to ban political party backed by Hafiz Saeed

India accuses Hafiz Saeed of links to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 160 people, and he has been designated a terrorist by the US government.

Reported by: PTI, Islamabad [ Published on: September 29, 2017 22:44 IST ]
File pic of Hafiz Saeed
File pic of Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has asked the country's elections overseeing body to ban from politics a new party backed by Islamist Hafiz Saeed, who carries a USD 10 million US bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India. 

Haroon Shinwari, a spokesman at the Election Commission of Pakistan, said today that they will assess the status of Milli Muslim League party next month. 

The MML party is headed by Saifullah Khalid, a friend of Saeed, who is the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group. 

India accuses Saeed of links to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that killed 160 people, and he has been designated a terrorist by the US government. 

Saeed is currently under house arrest in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore.

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