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    Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (C), head of the banned Pakistani charity organisation, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) addresses demonstrators during a protest to mark Kashmir Solidarity day in Lahore on February 5, 2015

    Pakistani Charity Suspected of Terror Links Launches Political Party - Reports

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    The Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) charity, alleged to have ties to the Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist group (banned in Russia), launched the Milli Muslim League (MML) party on Monday, according to media reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Party chief Saifullah Khalid declined to say what role JuD Chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, declared terrorist by the United States and the United Nations, would play in the party, the Al Jazeera broadcaster reported.

    Saeed, who reportedly denies participating in planning of the 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai, also maintains that JuD has no connection to LeT.

    The JuD head has been under house arrest in the Pakistani city of Lahore since January.


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