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Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election

Lahore, June 14: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew a conditional permission earlier granted to former President Pervez Musharraf to contest the upcoming general election after his counsel informed that the former military chief was unable to return to the country on Thursday. A four-member bench of the apex court heard the case pertaining to Musharraf’s return. He requested more time to return to the country, however, the court refused to entertain his requests after granting a day-long extension in the June 13 deadline, Geo News reported.

The Secretary-General of Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) said that the former Army chief’s legal team will be applying for an extension. “We will request them to set a date after Eid-ul-Fitr. If they agree, Musharraf will return,” Mohammad Amjad Chaudhry told The Express Tribune. (IANS)

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