Hafiz Saeed’s party Milli Muslim League placed on US foreign terrorist list

Islamabad: The United States placed Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League political party on its list of foreign terrorist organizations on Monday, linking it with militants that the United States and India blame for the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

Controlled by Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who has a $10-million US bounty on his head, the Milli Muslim League shot to prominence after fielding a candidate in a September 2017 by-election to fill a seat vacated by deposed Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Saeed is the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), or Army of the Pure, which is also on the US terrorist list and blamed by the United States and India for four days of shootings and bombings in Mumbai in 2008.

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