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Musharraf's APML boycotts elections

ISLAMABAD, May 3: After rejection of papers from all provinces and a lifetime ban, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), has announced a boycott of the May 11 elections. apmlThe spokesman of the party made the announcement at a press conference in Islamabad on Friday.“The rejection of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s candidacy papers has resulted in this decision by the party,” said APML spokesman Muhammad Amjad.“General Musharraf will face all cases against him and will not run away from any charges,” he said. The bad effect of the boycott will be on the APML candidates in chitral who are seeking votes in the name of Musharraf. In Chitral, the voters are being told that Musharraf will soon be acquitetd of all the cases and he will come to Chitral. The National Assembly seat will be vacated for Musharraf, they have told the voters. The decision of the APML to boycott teh elections has put its candidates in a bind.]]>

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