SC withdraws Musharraf permission to file nomination papers

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LAHORE, Jun 14 (APP):The Supreme Court (SC) Thursday withdrew its orders allowing former president Pervez
Musharraf to file nomination papers after he failed to appear before it.
The bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, passed the orders while
hearing Musharraf’s appeal against his 2013 disqualification by the Peshawar High
Court, at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.
During the proceedings, Musharraf’s counsel Qamar Afzal submitted that former
president wanted to come back, but he could not travel owing to the current situation
and Eidul Fitr holidays. He sought more time for the purpose.
At this, the bench adjourning the matter for unspecified time period, withdrew its
interim order allowing Musharraf to file nomination papers. The bench asked Musharraf’s
lawyer to let the court know when he wants the case to be heard next.
Earlier, the CJP had asked the deputy attorney general to find out if the former
president was going to appear in the court for the 2 pm hearing.
It is pertinent to mention here that the SC had issued a directive permitting
Musharraf to file nomination papers for July 25 general election on the condition
that he would appear in person before the court on June 13 in Lahore to attend
a hearing.
The court had made clear that the fate of Musharraf’s nomination papers
would be subject to the final decision in the present case.
However, the court gave an opportunity to former president Gen (retd)
Pervez Musharraf for returning to country till 2pm on Thursday.