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Lifetime ban on Pervez Musharraf for Contesting Elections

The High Court in Pakistan on 30 April 2013 imposed a lifetime ban on former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections.

May 1, 2013 19:53 IST
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The High Court in the northwestern city of Peshawar on 30 April 2013 imposed a lifetime ban on former President Pervez Musharraf from contesting elections. It was the first time a court in Pakistan had declared a citizen ineligible from contesting elections for life.
Musharraf returned in March 2013 after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest May 11 general election.

The court observed that Musharraf abrogated the Constitution twice.  The first was when he carried out a coup to oust a democratically elected government.The second time when he declared emergency in 2007 and detained 60 judges.
Musharraf had filed nominations from four constituencies namely Chitral, Karachi, Kasur and Islamabad.

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