Islamabad, Publish Date: Jun 23 2018 1:14AM | Updated Date: Jun 23 2018 1:14AM
Pakistan’s former military ruler and dictator Pervez Musharraf today resigned as the chief of All Pakistan Muslim League, days after the Supreme Court barred him from contesting in the July 25 general elections.
Musharraf, 74, sent his resignation as chairman of the APML party to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The move comes days after the Supreme Court withdrew an interim relief given to Musharraf to allow him to submit his nomination papers as the Dubai-based former dictator failed to appear before the court.
Despite multiple assurances from the chief justice, Musharraf failed to appear before the court resulting in the cancellation of his conditional nomination.
Muhammad Amjad, previously the general secretary of the party, has been elevated to the position of chairman. He will now be in-charge of all party affairs and will decide the APML’s role in the July 25 general elections.
“Musharraf had tendered his resignation as President of the APML on June 18 due to the Peshawar High Court’s 2013 verdict which had disqualified him from politics for life,” Amjad said.