Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed on Thursday announced that he will soon launch his own political party. He also said that he has decided to rename his terror outfit Jamaat ud Dawah as the Milli Muslim League Pakistan.
The JuD chief has planned to register the Milli Muslim League Pakistan as a political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan.
This comes days after former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned over corruption charges.
According to reports, Saeed will make an announcement on August 14, which is Pakistan’s Independence Day.
After Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat-ud-Dawah, Hafiz Saeed led Kashmir Jihadist group is now being rebranded as Milli Muslim League Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/rSw7FVlCsV
— Umer Ali (@IamUmer1) August 3, 2017
Saeed is the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 Indians and foreigners dead.
A Punjab government notification said the Counter Terrorism Department believed that release of Saeed and other leaders of his organisation could cause chaos in the country.
It said that if released, Saeed was likely to glorify his activities and create unrest.
Other members of the JuD — Abdullah Ubaid, Abdul Rehman Abid, Zafar Iqbal and Qazi Kashif Niazi of Multan, who handle the JuD’s publications — were also taken into custody in January.