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The chances of Dr Farooq Sattar as well as Pervez Musharraf contesting the elections appear to be depleting fast.

Both the leaders' nomination papers have been rejected — Sattar's from NA-245 in Karachi and Musharraf's from NA-1 in Chitral.

The returning officer for NA-245, Ahsan Khan, rejected Sattar's nomination papers on the grounds that he is a declared absconder in two cases.

But there's good news for PTI, PPP and PML-N as the nomination papers of Imran Khan, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Nawaz following scrutiny have been accepted.