A relative of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has formed a political party and will serve as its chairman, according to an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notification issued on Wednesday.

The notice regarding the registration of the Aam Awami Party (AAP) shows the party is founded by Sohail Zia Butt, Sharif's cousin, who will also serve as its chief.

Butt, who is based in Lahore, is said to have differences with the former PM, DawnNews reported.

With the registration of the AAP, the number of political parties registered with the ECP has increased to 353, the notification said.