Islamabad: Pakistan Election Commission on Friday rejected former president Pervez Musharraf's nomination papers, raising objection under article 62 and 63 of the constitution. Musharraf had recently returned to the country after a four-year self-imposed exile to take part in elections, despite death threats from Pakistani Taliban.
Musharraf, who was banned by a court from leaving the country, wanted to contest in the May 11 polls from Karachi, Islamabad, Chitral and Kasur. Musharraf returned to Pakistan after over a four year self-exile and is now facing several cases including his government's failure to provide security to former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed in a suicide attack in 2007.
Musharraf is now leading his own political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), which submitted his nomination forms for a national assembly seat in the northern Chitral district. Musharraf had also planned to stand on more than one seat including one in Karachi.