BOONI: As the general elections approached, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) of former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf opened its office for upper Chitral in Booni on Sunday.
Speaking at a function held on the occasion, APML Chitral President Sultan Wazir Khan and the party’s president for Upper Chitral Sultan Nigah praised Musharraf for his services for Chitral. They mostly spoke about the Lowari tunnel on which work was started during the tenure of Gen Musharraf in 2005. The tunnel was completed last year. The APML leaders said the party’s office would also be opened in the Chiral town for lower Chitral soon.
The APML local leaders expressed the hope that the people of Chitral would vote the party in the forthcoming elections. In the 013 elections, the APML won the only National Assembly seat of Chitral along with the provincial seat from upper Chitral. However, in re-polling in seven polling stations ordered by an election tribunal, the PPP candidate, Sardar Hussain, won the PA seat. The MNA of the APML, Shahzada Iftikharuddin, is now said to have decided to quit the APML and join the ruling PML-N.
Reported by Javed Khan (Phone #: 03406884757)