LAHORE – The Election Commission of Pakistan has accepted the nomination papers of Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed’s son to contest general elections 2018, scheduled on July 25.
Saeed’s son Hafiz Talha Saeed will contest from NA-91 Sargodha and his son-in-law Hafiz Khalid Waleed will contest for the NA-133 seat, a Lahore constituency featuring political bigwigs including PTI’s Ijaz Chaudhry and Zaeem Qadri.
Talha will be contesting from the platform of Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek (AAT) as the Election Commission of Pakistan had denied the registration of Milli Muslim League – a party launched by Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat ud Dawa.
Saeed’s son Hafiz Talha Saeed is a member of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and son-in-law Hafiz Khalid Waleed is a member of Milli Muslim League (MML).
The MML spokesperson Tabish Qayyum said that the aspirants were Tehreek-e-Allah o Akbar candidates to be precise
‘These candidates are common people from various walks of life. The only JuD member among them is Hafiz Talha Saeed,’ he added.
MML will be supporting the candidates as their registration was denied by a four-member bench of the ECP on the basis of an interior ministry report which stated that the aspiring political entity followed the ideology of proscribed JuD and its leader.