Musharraf distances himself from Pak politics

Resigns as Chairman of APML


Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has informed Election Commission of Pakistan about his resignation from the post of Chairman of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

APML president Dr Mohammad Amjad told pressmen on Friday. Incidentally, it was also the day when Musharraf gained a strong support from Indian Congressman Saifuddin Soz for his statement on Kashmir’s independence.However, Musharraf said in his letter to the Pak commission that it was no longer possible for him to run the party from abroad. Earlier this week, the Election Commission rejected Musharraf’s nomination papers for NA-1 Chitral, after the Supreme Court withdrew its conditional approval for the former ruler to file nomination papers for the upcoming general election after he failed to appear before the court.

Dr Amjad added that he will act as the new chairman of APML. The party has sent a formal request to the ECP notifying about the change in its chairmanship. the frormer chairman, despite his resignation, will remain the supremo of APML

Musharraf founded APML in 2010. Despite the party announcing boycott of the 2013 election just days before casting of votes, two of its candidates still contested and won two seats from Chitral.

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