Pakistan

LAHORE – Jamaatud Dawa Emir Hafiz Muhammad Saeed opened an office of Milli Muslim League, a subsidiary of the JuD on Sunday, a day after the interior ministry opposed registration of the MML with the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Hafiz Saeed visited different areas of National Assembly constituency NA-120, the Lahore seat recently won by former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz and inaugurated an office of the Milli Muslim League (MML) on Mohni Road.

The JuD chief also listened to civic problems of the area. People welcomed Hafiz Saeed by showering rose petals on his vehicle in Kasurpura, Chaudhry Park and Outfall Road.

Interior ministry opposes registration of Milli Muslim League as political party

The MML contested the by-polls for NA-120 in September this year and unexpectedly gained fourth position with twice as many votes as the tally of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamaat-i-Islami combined.

In a written reply before the Islamabad High Court, the interior ministry opposed the registration of the MML with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) citing a report of an intelligence agency.