Supreme Court withdraws permit to Pervez Musharraf to contest polls

Deccan Chronicle.  | Shafqat Ali

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A four-member bench of the SC heard the case pertaining to his return.

Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad: Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s hope of contesting the upcoming polls was dashed on Thursday after the Supreme Court withdrew the conditional permission given earlier to the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief.

The court had earlier granted conditional permission to Musharraf, allowing him to file his nomination papers and contest the polls scheduled for July 25, provided he appeared in court.

A four-member bench of the SC heard the case pertaining to his return. The ex-dictator requested more time to return to the country. However, the court refused to entertain his requests after granting a day-long extension in the deadline.

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