Musharraf’s party wins seats in poll

AFP-JIJI

Supporters of Pakistan’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, won two seats in the northwestern district of Chitral after flouting a party boycott of landmark elections, official results showed Monday.

The Pakistan Election Commission announced on its website that Iftikhar Uddin won Chitral’s only seat in the National Assembly and Haji Ghulam Muhammad gained its sole seat in the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Both contested on behalf of the All Pakistan League Party, which Musharraf founded in exile before he returned home and was put under house arrest, barred from contesting the elections in person.

He faces the possibility of going on trial for treason and is wanted in three other cases dating back to his 1999-2008 rule.