Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), managed to win one seat each – its first since it was formed – in the National Assembly and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.
Despite the party announcing a boycott of the elections, APML candidate Shehzada Iftikhar-ud-Din won the NA-32 Chitral seat by around 20,000 votes, Dawn News reported.
APML candidate Ghulam Mohammad won the PK-90 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly seat.
The party had announced a boycott of the elections after the rejection of Musharraf’s nomination papers from all provinces and the imposition of a lifetime ban.
However, the party’s candidates from Chitral decided to stay in the fray.
The former military ruler is under house-arrest at his farm house, which was declared a sub-jail.
Musharraf returned to Pakistan in March after more than four years in self-exile to contest the elections.