PESHAWAR: Former president Pervez Musharraf has been declared ineligible to contest elections for life by the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday, Express News reported.
The four-member larger bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC), headed by the Chief Justice of PHC, also dismissed Musharraf’s appeal against his disqualification from the elections on Tuesday.
Earlier in April, Musharraf’s nomination papers were rejected from all the constituencies he had applied for. His nomination papers for Karachi, Islamabad and Chitral were earlier rejected by the returning officers. He was given a chance to appeal against the decision in the election tribunal, but the appeal was also rejected.
There was a difference between ex-president’s signatures on various nomination papers, the tribunal pointed out.
The court also objected that the person who submitted Musharraf’s nominations papers was not authorized to do so.
In the case of Islamabad and Kasur, the tribunal accused Musharraf of violating the constitution, imposing emergency on November 3, 2007 and detaining judges. Hence, he does not satisfy the criteria specified in article 62 and 63 of the constitution.