JuD chief Saeed's new political party to launch manifesto on March 23

The ECP will decide the fate of the MML after hearing it in the coming days.

M ZULQERNAIN
Lahore, Publish Date: Mar 14 2018 12:32AM | Updated Date: Mar 14 2018 12:32AM
JuD chief Saeed's new political party to launch manifesto on March 23File Photo

Milli Muslim League (MML), JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's new political party, today said it will launch its manifesto here on March 23, following a Pakistani court's decision upholding its registration as a political party ahead of polls this year.

Saeed, who has kept a low profile after the government has apparently taken over all the movable and immovable assets of his Jamaat-ud-Dawah and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) and frozen their bank accounts in the country, is likely to unveil the manifesto of his party.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) last week set aside the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to reject the application of the MML for registration as a political party.

The ECP will decide the fate of the MML after hearing it in the coming days.

Earlier, the ECP had rejected MML's application to register it (as a political party) on the interior ministry's recommendation saying the "MML has links with banned militant outfits".

In a statement issued here today, MML president Saifullah Khalid said after the court's decision there is no "legal hurdle" left in the way of its registration as a political party.

"Now we will launch MML manifesto on March 23 on its first founding day," he said.

Referring to the court verdict, Khalid termed it a victory of the "Pakistan ideology", saying the court has ordered that the MML be given a chance to play its role in national politics.

About the forthcoming general election, the MML president said it has decided to field its candidates for all national and provincial assembly seats in the polls.

"The MML will select those candidates who can not only afford electioneering expenses but also enjoy personal vote bank in the constituencies," he said and added such candidates must believe in "supporting the Kashmiris' freedom struggle".

Despite the Pakistani government's claims of having taken over all assets of the JuD and FIF and frozen their bank accounts in the country, Saeed and other leaders and activists of these banned organisations are still freely using its headquarters and offices.

The government had initiated action against Saeed's organisations in pursuance of an ordinance issued by President MamnoonHussain in February amending the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997, and allowing the state to proscribe UN Security Council-listed organisations, some of which had been exempt from prosecution.

The move had also come in the backdrop of a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental money-laundering watchdog, that put Pakistan on its 'grey' list due to the country's failure to control financing of terror groups.

At the FATF meeting in Paris last month, Saeed and his "charities" were top on the list of the groups that the FATF wanted Pakistan to act against. 

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