Musharraf set to file nomination papers for Karachi NA seat

Published: June 9, 2018
Former President Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

Former President Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

Former president Pervez Musharraf is set to file nomination papers to contest elections from NA-247 (Karachi South-II), Express News reported.

The development comes after the Supreme Court allowed the former military ruler to conditionally file nomination papers in connection with the forthcoming general elections. The documents will reportedly be sent to Dubai for signatures,  according to Express News.

Musharraf can conditionally file nomination papers, says SC

A five-way contest is expected between Mustafa Kamal of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), rights activist Jibran Nasir and Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar if his nomination papers are accepted.

On Thursday, a three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar heard the former dictator’s appeal against a Peshawar High Court (PHC) verdict disqualifying him for life for promulgating Emergency in November, 2007.

The apex court also assured Musharraf’s counsel that the former president would not be arrested. It also allowed ROs to receive his nomination papers for the upcoming elections. Acceptance of his nomination papers, however, will be subject to case outcome.


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  • Zaida Parvez
    Jun 9, 2018 - 1:18PM

    He broke the constitution and yet he is allowed to stand for elections !!Recommend

  • karachiite
    Jun 9, 2018 - 6:08PM

    finally, a real man of men to stand for elections. We karachiites strongly support Gen r Pervez Musharraf. It was in his era Pakistan saw development, empowerment of the common man, and we had a very respectable image in the world community. Look at how fast things have gone down since he left. Recommend

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