Nomination papers of former Pakistan President Gen. (retd) Pervez Musharraf were rejected by the Pakistani Election Commission in Kasur's NA-139 constituency for general elections to be held on 11 May 2013.
Pervez Musharraf had filed the nomination papers from four seats- Karachi, Islamabad, Chitral and Kasur. Rejection of his nomination papers was anticipated because of charges that have been cited against him. These charges also include assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan
Under the Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan, the qualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) include that he has not, after the establishment of Pakistan, worked against the integrity of the country or opposed the ideology of Pakistan.
Also, under the Article 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan, the disqualifications for membership of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) include that he has been, on conviction for any offence involving moral turpitude, senteced to imprisonment for a term of not less than two years, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release or he has been removed or compulsorily retired from the service of Pakistan or service of a corporation or office set up or controlled by the Federal Government, Provincial Government or a Local Government on the ground of misconduct, unless a period of three years has elapsed since his removal or compulsory retirement.
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