LAHORE: The Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) has also fielded its candidate for the upcoming by-election of NA-120 under the banner of it’s yet to be registered political party, Milli Muslim League (MML).

As the MML has not been registered as a political party, its candidate, Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh, filed his nomination papers with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as an independent candidate on Saturday.

“We would fully support Mr Sheikh in the by-poll,” MML President Saifullah Khalid told a press conference held in the Lahore Press Club. He said the process of the MML registration as a political party was under way before the ECP; therefore, its candidate would contest the election independently.

MML spokesman Tabish Qayum said the party would hold its maiden public meeting today (Sunday) at Istanbul Chowk on The Mall.

Published in Dawn, August 13th, 2017