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Updated: April 5, 2013 22:40 IST

Musharraf’s nomination papers rejected

Anita Joshua
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Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in Pakistan’s Punjab province were on Friday rejected, even as the Supreme Court decided to hear a petition seeking the former military ruler’s trial for treason.
AP Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in Pakistan’s Punjab province were on Friday rejected, even as the Supreme Court decided to hear a petition seeking the former military ruler’s trial for treason.

The weather has begun to get rough for former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, who returned about a fortnight ago from self-exile. On Friday, he was served a double whammy: first his nomination papers were rejected by the returning officer for the Kasur National Assembly seat and then the Supreme Court admitted a petition to try him for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution for declaring an emergency in 2007.

General Musharraf’s nomination papers were rejected on the basis of a complaint filed by invoking Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. According to the lawyer who filed the complaint, the former army chief did not meet the criteria specified under this Zia-era provision which prescribes the qualifications for a member of parliament.

However, this does not necessarily mean an end to Gen. Musharraf’s ambitions to enter parliament as he has also filed nominations from three other constituencies: Islamabad, Karachi and Chitral. But, it remains to be seen whether the Kasur returning officer’s decision has an effect on his other applications.

In a related development, a petition was filed before the Election Commission of Pakistan on behalf of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader Ahsan Iqbal seeking Gen. Musharraf’s disqualification because of his involvement in several cases including the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s nomination paper for one of the two constituencies in Lahore that he is contesting has been cleared despite a charge being brought up against him relating to encroachment. Decision on an objection raised against his nomination for the second seat from Lahore that he plans to contest is pending.

Now the Pak Hitler is getting a taste of his own medicine that he dished out to so many including the CJ whom he sacked.But alas!One
wonders whether he would ever learn his lesson.I am happy that the guy who feels proud of his Kargil Misadventure will know and feel what it is like to be a mere commoner.How the Mighty have Fallen.

from:  Raj Kumar
Posted on: Apr 6, 2013 at 02:47 IST

What a pity! He came all the way from his self imposed exile at London
for so many years to the country he loved most and served wearing his
Army uniform, imagining that the road to the Presidential palace at
Islamabad is clear and that there would be nothing in the way between
him and that house. Instead the poor General finds himself hanged
like a stuck pig, all set ready for dressing! In taking decisions,
Gen.Mushy seems to be very rash. Years back as the Army Chief, with a
view to securing a place of glory in the annals of his country next
only to Jinnah, as the deliverer of Kashmir to Pakistan by wresting it
from India, he marched into Kargil without being sure of the ground he
was walking into. The result was that his Prime Minister at that time,
had to run to Washington to beg the President of the United States to
interfere and stop the war. His ill-fated Kargil adventure still
haunts him. He may be worrying now for returning to Pakistan. Let him
not become another 'Bhutto'.

from:  T.Sathyamurthi
Posted on: Apr 6, 2013 at 00:37 IST

its vary good.

from:  waheed khattak
Posted on: Apr 5, 2013 at 23:02 IST
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