KARACHI: Former President General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf has expelled senior lawyer and leader of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Ahmed Raza Kasuri from his party for violating party constitution, said a statement issued on Thursday.
According to the statement, party membership of Mr Kasuri has also been annulled by the APML chief.
Citing reason for his removal, the statement said Ahmed Raza Kasuri introduced himself as vice chairman of the APML in violation of party’s constitution.
It said the no appointment has been made on the slot of vice chairman since August last year. Speaking to a private channel, Kasuri said: “I am still part of APML, nobody could expel me ” he said.
It statement also said in the declaration that the leaders could face
legal action for using party’s name.
It is worth mentioning here that Ahmed Raza Qasoori used to introduce himself as the vice-chairman of the party and Imran Ghori as the central president while both of these party position had been vacant since 14 August, 2013.
Earlier, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had suspended the airport officials that offloaded vocal government critic Ahmad Raza Kasuri and family and directed to return their passports.
Chaudhry Nisar took notice of yesterday’s incident where Kasuri and his family were offloaded from a flight because of having their names in the Exit Control List (ECL).
Chaudhry Nisar suspended the officials responsible for the incident and directed the passports be immediately returned and names be removed from the ECL.
He said that as per the new regulation, a name can only be put up in the ECL on an order from an investigating institution or on court’s recommendation. The Federal Minister said that the name of supermodel Ayyan Ali –facing trial for money laundering – has not been entered in the ECL. He also directed the officials to apologize to Kasuri over the misunderstanding, adding that the abuse of ECL regulations for personal, political or financial disputes will not be tolerated. NNI
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