On top of that, when he visited different areas of the NA-120, a Lahore constituency, crowds cheered and showered him with rose petals.
Interestingly, Pakistan's election commission hasn't yet agreed to register MML as a political party.
The formation of the MML and its rise
Saeed's JuD formed the MML in August to "get (their) message to the grassroots".
Despite non-recognition, MML candidates Yaqoob Sheikh and Liaqat Khan contested by-elections in Lahore and Peshawar and diverted votes from the ruling PML-N.
Many say the purpose of such Islamist parties is to dethrone the civilian government.
Earlier, Saeed disclosed his plans to contest the 2018 general elections.
Certainly have concerns about 26/11 mastermind running for office: US
The US expressed concerns about Saeed's decision. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert acknowledged that Saeed was the "mastermind" of the 26/11 Mumbai attack. The US has a $10mn bounty on his head so "we would certainly have concerns about him running for office," she said.
Meanwhile, Musharraf welcomes JuD in "grand alliance"