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Hafiz Saeed's son, son-in-law to contest Pak elections

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Jamaat-ud-chief Hafiz Saeed's son and will be contesting from province in the July 25

The (ECP) has accepted the nomination papers of (son) and (son-in-law) for seat-91 (Sargodha-IV) and seat-133 (Lahore-XI) respectively, the Dawn, quoted JuD's Ahmed Nadeem, as saying.

According to the report, the two are among 265 candidates who have been fielded by the Jamaat-ud -for contesting the upcoming polls on the little-known Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek's (AAT) ticket, registered with the (ECP).

The was formed about 15 years ago and was registered with the ECP in 2013.

The JuD, a front for the terror outfit which carried out the 2008 attack which claimed 166 lives, launched its political front Milli (MML).

The ECP had earlier rejected MML's application to register Saeed's political party on the interior ministry's recommendation, saying that the "MML has links with banned militant outfits".

In a letter to ECP in September last year, the interior ministry said the 'recent political activities of MML have been officially objected to at the diplomatic level'.

The MML will put forward candidates from 80 NA and 185 provincial seats from across Pakistan, the report said.

However, will remain the focus, where 50 NA and 152 provincial assembly candidates will be contesting from.

The will contest elections from Sindh, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on provincial and seats, as per several

This is in contradiction with the AAT's earlier denial of forming an alliance with any political party, saying that, all candidates contesting the elections on its platform, including the ones from the MML, will be members of the only.

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First Published: Sat, June 23 2018. 14:35 IST