ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday barred former military ruler Pervez Musharraf from contesting the July 25 general election.
The decision came after Dr. Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry, secretary-general of Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), said the former president will not appear before the court on Thursday as directed.
Citing difficulties in purchasing tickets to return home due to the upcoming Eid holidays, Chaudhry said Musharraf’s legal team will apply for an extension.
“We will request them to set a date after Eid Al-Fitr. If they agree, Musharraf will return,” Chaudhry said.
Pakistan’s Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had set a deadline of 2pm on Thursday for Musharraf to appear before the court.
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