Pervez Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chief days after poll panel rejects nomination papers

Islamabad: Former president Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party's new chairman Mohammad Amjad said.

File image of Pervez Musharraf. Reuters

File image of Pervez Musharraf. Reuters

The former military ruler sent his resignation to the Election Commission as it was no longer possible for him to run the party from abroad, said Amjad.

Earlier this week, the poll body rejected Musharraf's nomination papers for NA-1 Chitral, after the Supreme Court withdrew its conditional approval for him to file nomination papers for the upcoming general election when he failed to appear before the court.

Amjad, previously the general-secretary of the party, has been elevated to the position of chairman. He will now be directing all party affairs and deciding APML's role in the elections, the Pakistani media reported.

According to Geo News, the party sent a formal request to the Election Commission notifying about the change in its chairmanship. Musharraf, despite his resignation, will remain the supremo of APML, the report said.Decode Pakistan Logo

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

The retired general was barred from contesting the 2013 election due to cases registered against him.


Updated Date: Jun 29, 2018 09:07 AM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See