Islamabad (Staff Report): Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has resigned as the chairman of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

The former military ruler sent his resignation to the Election Commission of Pakistan .

Dr Muhammad 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 upcoming general elections.

Earlier this week, the Election Commission rejected Musharraf’s nomination papers for NA-1 Chitral, after the Supreme Court withdrew its conditional approval for the former ruler to file nomination papers for the upcoming general election after he failed to appear before the court.

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.