For rebranding terror outfit 'JuD'; Hafiz Saeed announces new political party ‘Milli Muslim League Pakistan’
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Aug-2017

Islamabad, August 4: The Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly decided to launch his own political party by renaming his terror outfit 'JuD' as 'Milli Muslim League Pakistan' on Pakistan's Independence Day at a function in Lahore on 14th August.

This development comes close on the heels of the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as the prime minister of Pakistan in connection with the Panama Papers case. India called for an immediate action to declare JuD chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed as an 'international terrorist' and Pakistan 'a terror state'.

 

Hafiz Saeed has been placed under house arrest since January 31, when he was initially interned for 90 days. His house arrest was subsequently extended for another three months which expired on July 27. But, now the provincial government has extended the curbs on his movement for another two months.

Pakistan claims to have banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), but following the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, it re-emerged as Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD). The United Nations has recognised JuD as a political front of Lashkar.