Musharraf's Chitral nomination papers OK
Islamabad (PTI): Pervez Musharraf's nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in the port city of Karachi were rejected on Sunday while his...
Islamabad (PTI): Pervez Musharraf's nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in the port city of Karachi were rejected on Sunday while his papers for another seat in northern Pakistan were accepted by election authorities. Election officials rejected the former military ruler's papers for parliamentary constituency number 250 in Karachi. Jamaat-e-Islami leader Niyamatullah Khan, who intends to contest the May 11 polls from the same seat, had on Saturday objected to Musharraf's candidature on the ground that he had twice violated and the Constitution and placed judges under house arrest after declaring an emergency in 2007. The Returning Officer rejected Musharraf's papers for the steps he had taken against members of the judiciary, officials said. Musharraf's nomination papers for another parliamentary constituency at Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were accepted by authorities. The former President enjoys considerable support in Chitral as several development projects were started in the region during his regime. A man named Syed Tariq Ali has also objected to nomination papers filed by Musharraf for another parliamentary constituency in Islamabad. The Returning Officer for a constituency at Kasur in Punjab had rejected Musharraf's nomination papers on Friday on the ground that the signature did not match the one on his national identity card.