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Pakistan Seeks to Ban Party Backed by US-named Terrorist

Friday, 29 September 2017 09:38 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP) — 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 $10 million U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India.

Haroon Shinwari, a spokesman at the Election Commission of Pakistan, said Friday 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 U.S. government.

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

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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 $10 million U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 terror attacks in India.Haroon Shinwari, a...
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