Musharraf to contest elections from NA-247 Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) – Former president Pervez Musharraf is set to file nomination papers to contest elections from NA-247 (Karachi South-II), on Saturday.
Former president Musharraf got nomination papers after the Supreme Court allowed him to conditionally file nomination papers for upcoming general elections. The documents will reportedly be sent to Dubai for signatures.
A five-way contest is expected between Mustafa Kamal of the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Arif Alvi of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar if his nomination papers are accepted.
On Thursday, a three-judge SC bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar heard the former president’s appeal against a Peshawar High Court (PHC) verdict disqualifying him for life for promulgating Emergency in November 2007.