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Musharraf summoned to explain objections in appeal

April 11, 2013

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.