US ban on MML proves party’s ‘credibility’: Hafiz Saeed | Pakistan Today

US ban on MML proves party’s ‘credibility’: Hafiz Saeed

  • MML spokesperson says it is ‘just a personal opinion of Saeed’

LAHORE: Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Friday ridiculed the United States (US) recent ban on Milli Muslim League (MML) party, saying that the move has “proved the organisation’s credibility”.

However, MML spokesperson Yahya Mujahid explained that it was an independent political party led by Prof Saifullah Khalid as its president and that Saeed had issued the statement as a ‘personal opinion’.

On Monday, the US Department of State amended its stance on the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), identifying MML and Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAJK) as LeT affiliates, closing all doors for them to register as political parties.

“The MML has been banned,” said Saeed during an address to his supporters at a rally. “Well, a party’s that is banned by the US is the one that actually holds some credibility.”

“The Americans understand that this is the political party they cannot be an ally with,” he added with nonchalance.

Moreover, Saeed also requested Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to dedicate his day at work speaking for the cause of Kashmir. “The US will exclude your name from among its loyalists, but that will be a matter of honour,” he advised the PM.

Saeed assured of his support for the Kashmiris and vowed to personally awaken the nation on the Kashmiris’ plight by travelling to each inch of the country.

“The campaign will reach a point where Narendra Modi will forget about Kashmir and start worrying about India,” said Saeed and added that the people involved in the Kunduz airstrike were “enemies of Islam.”

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