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Musharraf says has abandoned APML chairmanship, not politics

KARACHI: Former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf says he has abandoned the chairmanship of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) but not politics. In a video message, the former head of state said he stepped down from the party office after legal consultation and added Dr Amjad has been named chairman while Mehreen Malik Adam secretary general of the party. He said he had plans to return to the country to take part in coming general elections, but there were hurdles in the realisation of such plans. Listing…

Court rejects petition seeking removal of Pervez Musharraf as APML chief

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday rejected a petition seeking removal of former Gen Pervez Musharraf as president of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML). A bench of the high court ruled that the petitioner had no locus standi to file the petition and directed him to approach an appropriate forum for the purpose. Advocate Muhammad Afaq petitioned the high court, requesting it to declare the former military ruler ineligible to head his political party. In the petition, he submitted the Election Commission of…

LHC moved to remove Pervez Musharraf as head of APML

LAHORE: A petition seeking to remove former Gen Pervez Musharraf as the head of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has been filed in the Lahore High Court, ARY News reported on Friday. Advocate Muhammad Afaq petitioned the high court, requesting it to declare the former military ruler ineligible to head his political party. In the petition, he submitted the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had disqualified Musharraf to contest the general elections in 2013. He was disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the…

Panama Leaks Case: Supreme Court issues notices to PM Nawaz, others

ISLAMABAD: Adjourning the Panama Papers Leaks Case for two weeks, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued notices to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the parties concerned on Thursday. The apex court took up petitions in the case today, seeking disqualification of the prime minister as leader of the government and his family members. On behalf of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Hamid Khan and Naeem Bukhari appeared in front of a three-judge Supreme Court bench. Apart from PTI, Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), All Pakistan Muslim…