Former President Pervez Musharraf resigns as APML chief

KARACHI: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday surrendered as head of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a political party he shaped in 2010.

Musharraf chose to step down as the party head following a returning officer pronounced him precluded from holding open office.

As indicated by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), an excluded individual can’t be the leader of a party. The ECP hosted coordinated the get-together to expel Musharraf from the post of its head. The party was additionally confronting obstacles in enlistment because of preclusion of the party head.

On June 14, Supreme Court of Pakistan banished Pervez Musharraf from filling nomination papers for the upcoming elections after he neglected to show up for a court hearing.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had guided the previous military ruler to come back to Pakistan and show up under the steady gaze of the court by evening on June 14 however he neglected to turn up.