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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April 11, 2013 1:13 pm
Why is media, judiciary and now ECP bent on trying to humiliate Musharraf? when will they give the vendetta?
April 11, 2013 1:53 pm
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.
April 11, 2013 2:15 pm
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?.
April 11, 2013 2:50 pm
"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
April 11, 2013 2:52 pm
At his time Returning Officer is the law., because our constitution is not well denied every body has their own interpretation.
April 11, 2013 2:56 pm
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
April 11, 2013 2:58 pm
In Democracy we let the people decide. Further Guilty without guilty verdict is not what we practice in law.
M. Asghar
April 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Justice is justice and it has nothing to with humiliation.
April 11, 2013 3:08 pm
Musharraf must be hanged.
Yousaf (@U_SAF)
April 11, 2013 3:28 pm
Everyone united to bar Musharraf from contesting election.. if Musharraf is not in elections, there will be elections.
imtiaz Faruqui
April 11, 2013 3:36 pm
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.
April 11, 2013 3:48 pm
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
April 11, 2013 4:35 pm
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
April 11, 2013 4:53 pm
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
April 11, 2013 5:40 pm
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!
April 11, 2013 6:31 pm
Musharraf Zindabad!
voice of pakistan
April 11, 2013 6:32 pm
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
April 11, 2013 6:34 pm
Simple.....a lion is a fear amongst sheeps
April 11, 2013 7:03 pm
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.
April 11, 2013 7:06 pm
Musharaf deserves jail!!
April 11, 2013 9:53 pm
Prejudice and bias at its peak.
April 12, 2013 12:30 am
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.
April 12, 2013 1:39 am
We are with you musharraf, you r a true soldier.
Jawed Khan
April 12, 2013 12:53 pm
LONG LIVE MUSHARRAF, all these politicians are theives.
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