Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's efforts to seek election to parliament from four seats suffered major setback after his candidature was rejected in all four constituencies for which he had filed nomination. The tribunals barred the former general from contesting the May 11 polls from two constituencies in the Pakistani capital and Punjab province.
The tribunals comprising High Court judges upheld decisions by Returning Officers to reject Musharraf's nomination papers for two National Assembly constituencies in Islamabad and Kasur. The development came a day after another election tribunal dismissed Musharraf's appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in the southern port city of Karachi.
Musharraf had filed appeals in the tribunals against the Returning Officers' decisions but these were rejected by the judges. The Returning Officers had rejected Musharraf's nomination papers after receiving objections to his candidature on the ground that he had violated the constitution by imposing emergency rule in 2007.
(With Additional Inputs From PTI)