Over 460 aspirants have been fielded separately by MMA, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, Hafiz Saeed-led JuD’s political wing Milli Muslim League-backed Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek on the National Assembly seats for the July 25 general elections, The Nation reported. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued the final list of candidates, according to which, 3,459 candidates will contest on 272 general seats of the National Assembly.
Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League (MML) which had failed to get registered as a political party with the Election Commission of Pakistan, its candidates are now contesting on the platform of Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek (AAT). Saeed‘s son, son-in-law and thirteen (13) women are among 265 JuD candidates contesting on AAT platform in general elections on national and provincial assemblies seats across Pakistan.
These candidates(ironically most of them with Jeep symbol) will play a decisive role in the victory and defeat of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and PPP candidates on a number of seats. The results would show total religious vote bank in Pakistan – “Islamic Pakistan“, besides putting these religious fanatics at a cushy – bargaining position with mainstream political parties in future elections.
But by bringing violent radical movements into mainstream national politics has Pakistan played with fire? Increase in terrorist activity followed by further isolation on the global platform (since it’s Parliament will now constitute of terrorists) Pakistan is all set to become the terrorist capital of the world.
Concerns about Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek backed by Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that carried out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks joining mainstream politics in Pakistan have put all at tenterhooks.