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Musharraf files appeal against rejection of nomination

April 11, 2013 13:24 IST

Former President Pervez Musharraf has filed an appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers for a parliamentary constituency in Pakistan's Punjab province.

The appeal against the rejection of the papers for the constituency in Kasur was filed in an election tribunal on Wednesday, the last day to challenge decisions made by returning officers.

In the appeal filed by lawyer Salman Safdar, Musharraf said he had served the country as president for 10 years, but the Returning Officer in Kasur rejected his nomination papers.

He pointed out that his nomination papers were accepted in another constituency at Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Musharraf asked the tribunal to set aside the Returning Officer's order and allow him to contest the May 11 polls in Kasur.

The former military ruler had filed nomination papers for four parliamentary constituencies.

His papers were rejected by Returning Officers in Karachi, Kasur and Islamabad.

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