Only resigned from party chairmanship, haven’t quit politics, says Musharraf

23 Jun, 2018 3:30 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former president Pervez Musharraf said that he has not quit politics, however, only resigned as the chairman of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML),

One day after resigning, Musharraf – in a video message, said he had been planning to contest the upcoming general elections but stopped due to the some hurdles. He mentioned that he knew he could not do anything for his party or for himself and therefore, after consultation with other APML leaders, he said he decided not to return to Pakistan.

Musharraf asked his party workers and members to support its new chairman Amjad and Mehreen Malik Adam, who has been elevated to the position of secretary-general. The former president wanted certain assurances, including that of not being arrested, the removal of lifetime disqualification and his name from the exit control list (ECL).

“If Khawaja Asif’s lifetime disqualification can be overturned, why not mine,” he said. “If Nawaz Sharif has the freedom to move in and outside the country, why can I not have it,” he added.

Earlier on Friday, Musharraf resigned as the chairman of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said APML president Dr Mohammad Amjad. He has sent his resignation to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from Dubai. He appointed Dr Amjad as the chairman of his political party APML.

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