Pak Ministry Seeks Ban On Party Supported By Hafiz Saeed

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Islamabad: The 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 USD 10 million US bounty on his head for alleged involvement in 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind in India.

Haroon Shinwari, a spokesman for the Election Commission of Pakistan, on Friday said that they will assess the status of Milli Muslim League party next month.

Earlier the house arrest of Saeed was extended by another month by the authorities. On January 31, Saeed and four others were put under house arrest by the Punjab government for 90 days under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

Hafiz Saeed’s House Arrest Extended By Another Month

Before extending the arrest order Saeed challenged the Pakistan’s Punjab government to extend his detention for 60 more days. The Punjab Home Department issued an order on July 28 under which the detention of Saeed and his four aides -Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain, was extended for another 60 days.