With the Pakistan heading towards the general election, the United States has expressed concerns about the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba-affiliated (LeT) individuals.
Local media outlets have stated that US state department has reiterated its concerns to the Pakistani government about LeT.
The US has also conveyed this concern to Islamabad.
Elections in Pakistan are scheduled for July 25 and are witnessing a nexus between security agencies and candidates, who have been fielded by dreaded and banned extremist outfits.
Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) refused to recognise the Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party citing its links with global terrorist Hafiz Saeed.
The outfit then stictched up an alliance Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek’s (AAT), which has fielded Hafiz Khalid Waleed as its candidate. Waleed is the son-in-law of the United Nations-designated terrorist, Hafiz Mohammad Saeed.
Political experts believe the brazen political activities by the proscribed extremist groups would not have been possible without the knowledge and even support of security agencies.>