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Musharraf submits nomination papers for Chitral’s NA-1 seat

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday submitted nomination papers to contest the upcoming general elections from a National Assembly constituency in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Chitral district.

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The papers were submitted by the former president’s lawyer and party leaders from NA-1 Chitral to the returning officer in the area, the first constituency of the lower house of parliament.

APML District President Chitral Sultan Wazir told Local TV that Musharraf would soon return to the country and hold a rally in Chitral.

Musharraf had submitted nomination papers from Chitral in the 2013 poll as well. His party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), had managed to win a seat each in the National Assembly and KP Assembly from Chitral’s NA-32 and PK-90 constituencies, despite announcing a boycott of the 2013 general elections.

The leaders of the APML Chitral chapter expressed hope that their leader would win the imminent contest by a large margin.

Earlier today, the chief justice ordered the unblocking of Musharraf’s identity card and passport.

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