Islamabad (September 26, 2017) Interior Ministry has opposed the registration of Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party, citing refusal of security clearance by intelligence agencies.
The ministry said that registration of MML as a political party would promote violence and extremism in politics.
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It a letter to ECP, the Ministry said that intelligence agencies have expressed reservations over registration of MML because its president Saifullah Khalid has had ideological leanings towards Jamat-ul-Dawa.The ministry said that JuD and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation had been banned.
The letter added that some countries had also raised the issue diplomatically expressing concern over the MML recent activities.
The Interior Ministry said the JuD and its charity wing, Falah-i-Insaaniyat, are under sanctions within the country and internationally as well.The MML was launched last month and even fielded a candidate as independent in a by-election.
The candidate lost the election but got more votes than the mainstream Pakistan People’s Party and the Jamaat-i-Islami.The MML has already announced it would field its candidate in the upcoming Peshawar by-election on October 26.
The Election Commission had written to the Interior Ministry enquiring about its stance on the registration of the MML.