Musharraf is out

PESHAWAR, April 16: An election tribunal in Peshawar on Tuesday overruled the acceptance of Musharraf’s nomination papers for NA-32 Chitral, throwing him out of the election race. musharraf_300Earlier in the day,  another tribunal in Islamabad had also decided against an appeal filed by Musharraf challenging the returning officer’s rejection of his nomination papers for NA-48 (Islamabad-I).  The returning officer had rejected Musharraf’s nomination after objections were raised on it saying the retired general had subverted the Constitution as army chief and had illegally placed judges under house arrest. Musharraf’s appeal for NA-139 (Kasur-II) was also rejected by an election tribunal in Lahore. The tribunal said the former president had abrogated the Constitution thrice and thus did not qualify to contest in the coming general election.]]>

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