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Musharraf summoned to explain objections in appeal


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Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.—Photo by AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Former President Pervez Ali Musharraf was summoned to explain objections pertaining to the appeal filed by him against the rejection of his nomination papers by Returning Officers (ROs) on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

The election tribunal in Rawalpindi had earlier reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by the former president against the rejection of his nomination papers for the NA-48 constituency.

The Election Commission's RO had cancelled Musharraf’s nomination papers in three constituencies —Karachi (NA 250), Islamabad (NA-48) and Kasur (NA-139) whereas the RO in Chitral (NA 32) dismissed all objections to his candidature, contending that he had not been convicted in any case so far.

In separate news, former leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s nomination papers were accepted by the Election Tribunal.

Earlier, a returning officer had rejected Nisar’s papers during the scrutiny process because he had not declared his assets in full.

The former opposition leader belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had filed an appeal against the decision before the Election Tribunal, which was accepted, setting aside the decision of the RO.

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desert Apr 11, 2013 01:13pm
Why is media, judiciary and now ECP bent on trying to humiliate Musharraf? when will they give the vendetta?
SJ Apr 11, 2013 01:53pm
Welcome to the Nation called Pakistan and people termed as Pakistanis: Cowards, Insensitive, Racists, Extremists, ... embodiment of all what is evil. Sorry. The exisiting dismal state of affairs is a clear proof. Positive change will come from within the common masses and not by electing Jagirdars, Generals, Wadairas, Chauderies, Khans, etc. These are the same people who have RUINED THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, ONCE IT WAS. These are the traitors to the nation and its people while the COMMON PERSON SUFFERS. Sorry if I hurt feelings of the sincere nationalists. But the FACT is a FACT. Bring about a REVOLUTION from within the common people. This is the ONLY solution.
Khalid Apr 11, 2013 02:15pm
Well, it is quite clear that Musharraf will be given a hard time just because of the egos involved. I find the process of submitting the nomination papers pathetic. The returning officers should only check the papers if they are OK. What is the point in asking people personal questions?. Whose idea was it anyway?.
Fazal Apr 11, 2013 02:50pm
"Power" has always been misuse in Pakistan.We have seen this happening by polititian, Army Generals, bureaucrats now it is the time of "Judiciary" and ECP
Fazal Apr 11, 2013 02:52pm
At his time Returning Officer is the law., because our constitution is not well denied every body has their own interpretation.
Fazal Apr 11, 2013 02:56pm
Media very sorry to say is not playing a positive role .TV Anchor are not independent they are biased, again misuse of power given by Musharraf to Media
debater Apr 11, 2013 02:58pm
In Democracy we let the people decide. Further Guilty without guilty verdict is not what we practice in law.
M. Asghar Apr 11, 2013 03:07pm
Justice is justice and it has nothing to with humiliation.
Justice Apr 11, 2013 03:08pm
Musharraf must be hanged.
Yousaf (@U_SAF) Apr 11, 2013 03:28pm
Everyone united to bar Musharraf from contesting election.. if Musharraf is not in elections, there will be elections.
imtiaz Faruqui Apr 11, 2013 03:36pm
When Zardari can become the Ptime Minister, I do not see any reason why ,ECP is trying to stop Presedent Mushrraf, do they need an OK from USA.
Nasr Apr 11, 2013 03:48pm
Lawyers vengeance against Musharaf will remian as long as the heart and mind allows it. Policy of vengeance is very common now in every part of our society. Yesterday outside one of the court in sindh they manheld their own and left him bleeding all over. Our lawyers it seems are liers of their own
Democrat Apr 11, 2013 04:35pm
due to Armys pressure, judiciary is going soft on the dictator. he should be arrested and confined to his house like he did to the judges.
Surgeet Kumar Apr 11, 2013 04:53pm
If Musharaff will be prosecuted under Article-6 then pendora box should be opened from Ghulam Mohammad upto Zia. Targeting only Musharaf means personal vendetta of Iftikhar Chaudry who has given immunity to his son Arsalan
Samia Apr 11, 2013 05:40pm
Musharraf is not corrupt at all, all these cases are fake planted against him. Allah is with you. We are with you. Don't forget to enjoy our Khot valley full baked lamb Sir when you come to see us. Love you Sir!
Anila Apr 11, 2013 06:31pm
Musharraf Zindabad!
voice of pakistan Apr 11, 2013 06:32pm
Mushraf is a great leader, No extremism, No terrorism, We need moderate islamic republic of pakistan. Islam is a religion of peace. Pakistan First! Mushraf zindabad
ram Apr 11, 2013 06:34pm
Simple.....a lion is a fear amongst sheeps
Bakka Apr 11, 2013 07:03pm
Musharraf is not above the law, he is alleged to have breached laws of the land. In fact some of the allegations are serious and quite possibly tantamount to treasons. It's time to tame, maverick and destructive Generals.
Sean Apr 11, 2013 07:06pm
Musharaf deserves jail!! Apr 11, 2013 09:53pm
Prejudice and bias at its peak.
Tojo Apr 12, 2013 12:30am
How can the Pakistani elections be considered fair if ROs keep rejecting based on their personal vendatta? Mushraff must be given equal opportunity and let the People of Pakistan decide who they want to elect.
imran Apr 12, 2013 01:39am
We are with you musharraf, you r a true soldier.
Jawed Khan Apr 12, 2013 12:53pm
LONG LIVE MUSHARRAF, all these politicians are theives.