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Musharraf's party wins 2 seats despite election boycott

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Musharraf`s party wins 2 seats despite election boycott Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf's party today managed to win a seat each in the National and provincial constituency despite announcing a boycott of the 2013 general elections.

Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) won one seat each for National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's provincial assembly from Chitral's NA-32 and PK-90 constituency.

The APML had announced a boycott of the general elections 2013 after the rejection of Musharraf's nomination papers from all provinces and the imposition of a lifetime ban.

However, some of the party candidates had decided to stay in the field despite the boycott.

Iftikhar ud Din won the NA-32 seat with 19,938 votes, defeating his nearest rival from the Tehrik-i-Insaf Pakistan led by Imran Khan.

Ghulam Mohammad, APML candidate from PK-90, won his seat securing 10,646 against Pakistan Peoples Party candidate who had received 10,524 votes.

In PK-89 constituency, the Pakistan People's Party's Saleem Khan with 11,285 votes defeated APML's Shehzada Khalid.

Musharraf`s party wins 2 seats despite election boycott Musharraf, 69, currently is under house arrest on judicial remand at his Chak Shehzad residence, which was declared as a sub-jail, after a bench of the Islamabad High Court rejected the extension of his bail in the 2007 judges detention case.

Musharraf`s party wins 2 seats despite election boycott Musharraf returned to Pakistan on March 23 after more than four years in self-exile to participate in the upcoming elections.

PTI

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