US State Department expresses concern over LeT affiliates participating in upcoming Pakistan elections

The US State Department has stated its concerns about the participation of Lashkar-e-Taiba affiliated individuals in the July 25 elections to Islamabad.

In a statement a copy of which is available with Dawn, the department noted with satisfaction that the Pakistan Election Commission had rejected the registration of Milli Muslim League(MML) in June, “citing its linkages to LeT, an internationally-sanctioned terr­orist organisation”.

“We have repeatedly expressed our concerns to the Pakistani government about LeT, including the participation of LeT-affiliated individuals in the elections,” the statement said.

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