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Updated December 25th, 2023 at 17:51 IST

26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's party to contest all seats in Pakistan elections 2024

If Pak media reports are to be believed, Hafiz's son Talha Saeed is also in the fray and might contest from the National Assembly’s constituency NA-127, Lahore.

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Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed | Image:PTI
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Islamabad: Pakistan Markazi Muslim League (PMML) party, a party backed by 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed has fielded candidates for most of the national and provincial assembly constituencies across Pakistan for the general elections, scheduled to be held on Feb 8, 2024.  For the unversed, the United States has placed a USD 10 million bounty on Saeed, a UN-designated terrorist. 

In a video message, PMML President Khalid Masood Sindhu said that his party is contesting on most of the national and provincial assembly seats. "We want to come to power not for corruption but to serve the people and make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state," he said.  If Pak media reports are to be believed, Hafiz's son Talha Saeed is also in the fray and might contest from the National Assembly’s constituency NA-127, Lahore.

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Who is Talha Saeed? 

Talha Saeed is a senior leader of the LeT and is the head of the cleric wing of the terrorist organisation. For the unversed LeT, the terror group was accountable for orchestrating the 2008 Mumbai attack, which led to the death of 166 people including six Americans.   

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All You Need to Know About PMML  

  • Set up by Mumbai terror attack mastermind and India's most wanted Hafiz Saeed, the Pakistan Markazi Muslim League (PMML) has been formed because of a ban on the MML (Milli Muslim League)
  • In 2018, the Milli Muslim League (MML) was the political face of JuD. It had fielded candidates on most seats, especially in Punjab province but failed to win a single seat.  
  • Symbol designated for the Pakistan Markazi Muslim League (PMML) in the elections is the chair.
  • PMML’s central president Khalid Masood Sindhu is also contesting from Lahore against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Published December 25th, 2023 at 17:34 IST

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