Hafiz Saeed scores a duck in Pakistan elections

On Wednesday he urged people to vote for "Pakistan's ideology" as he cast his vote in the general election in which his son and son-in-law are candidates.He cast his vote in Lahore's Wafaqi Colony amid concerns in the country over the participation of Islamist hardliners in election in large numbers.

Hafiz Saeed scores a duck in Pakistan elections
An election officer marks a thumb of Hafiz Saeed, right, head of the Pakistani religious party Jamaat-ud-Dawa, at polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 26 Jul 2018 12:35 PM
New Delhi:  Pakistani voters seem to have wholeheartedly rejected Hafiz Saeed & his party Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek. In the latest trends and leads available, the JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind’s candidates have not yet bagged any of the seats they contested from.

Saeed's son who is contesting from NA-91 seat from Sargodha (about 200km from Lahore) was trailing till last reports came in. Sarogodha is also the hometown of Saeed.


The Milli Muslim League (MML), the political wing of Saeed's banned JuD, has fielded 260 candidates for the national and provincial polls under the banner of a little- known outfit Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek (AAT).

According to news agency PTI, Saeed's son-in-law, Khalid Waleed, was a nominee in PP-167. These candidates contested under the AAT banner because the election commission has denied registration to the MML.

On Wednesday he urged people to vote for "Pakistan's ideology" as he cast his vote in the general election in which his son and son-in-law are candidates.He cast his vote in Lahore's Wafaqi Colony amid concerns in the country over the participation of Islamist hardliners in election in large numbers.

The JuD was declared as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US in June 2014. His terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba was responsible for causing blood bath in Mumbai in November 2008 in which over 166 persons were killed.

Saeed carries $10 million American bounty on his head for his role in terror activities.

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