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Sharif's relative to contest election from a party backed by JuD


Press Trust of India Lahore
A close relative of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is contesting the July 25 general election from a party backed by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's political outfit, according to a media report.
Begum Saira Bano, a cousin of Kulsoom Nawaz (the wife of Sharif), is contesting from a provincial assembly seat on the platform of Allah-u-Akbar Tehreek (AAT), which is supported by Saeed's Milli Muslim League (MML).
The MML is the political face of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).
Hafiz Saeed 's son and son-in-law are among 265 JuD candidates contesting on AAT platform in July 25 general elections as the MML has failed to get registered as a political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 7:30 PM IST

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