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Pervez Musharraf banned from contesting polls for life
 


April 30, 2013 - Updated 1445 PKT
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PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court has dismissed former president, General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s appeal against the disqualification of his nomination papers from NA-32 Chitral and placed a lifetime ban on him for contesting elections.

 

A four-member bench headed by Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan heard Musharraf’s petition against the decision of the election tribunal declaring the returning officer’s acceptance of his nomination papers as void.

 

During the hearing the Peshawar High Court said Musharraf could not be allowed to contest elections as he had violated the constitution twice besides detaining the judges in their homes along with their children after imposing emergency on November 3, 2007.

 

The election tribunal on April 16 disqualified him from contesting general elections from NA-32 Chitral, the only constituency from where the returning officer had accepted his nomination papers.

 

The former president challenged his disqualification through his lawyer Mushammad Saad Shibli.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
Raja rental....ah what a name, he has no shame...he should jump into Mangla Dam....Musharraf being banned is just a bahana...just to keep him out of the elections...we have really big cjors ontesting the elections and yet here we have Musharraf who has not been convicted of a single offence being banned for life, what a joke these judges are, i wonder how much this ban cost someone maybe a lakh rupees or maybe less...IMAN does not come into it..what a shame.

muhammed ali
United Kingdom
How can one be punished without being convicted. Seems malafide justice. When he has come voluntarily, he should be given fair opportunity to plead his case. He must be allowed to contest the polls as a citizen of Pakistan.

Muhammad Farooq
Pakistan
Vendetta thats all this....what happened to innocent till proved guilty..

muhammed ali
United Kingdom
WELL DONE BUT ARE YOU SURE THAT IT WILL BE FULFILLED IN TRUE SPIRIT ?

TANVIR
Pakistan
He hasn't even been convicted yet he's receiving life time bans from the courts. Such is the justice system in Pakistan. Musharraf needs to get out of Pakistan.

Jimmy Rana
USA
Good decision!

A Jan
Pakistan
Shameful courts down with this judicial marshall Law this election is not free and fair if jamshed dsati and raja rental can contest elections why not musharraf.

omer
Sweden
 
 
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