In this file photo, Pakistani supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation shout slogans during a protest after JuD leader, Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest by authorities in Islamabad on January 31, 2017.
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A Pakistani charity that the United States accuses of being a front for anti-India militant group that staged the 2008 Mumbai attacks has entered politics by forming a new party, charity officials said Monday.The new Milli Muslim League party will follow the ideology of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), which the U.S. says is a front for banned militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and is run by Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the 2008 attacks that killed 166 people.Tabish Qayoum, a JuD activist who will work as spokesman for Milli Muslim League, said the charity had filed registration papers for a new party with Pakistan's electoral commission.Saeed has been under house arrest since January after years of living freely in Pakistan, one of the sore points in the country's fraying relationship with the United States.
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