Islamabad, On being absent from the hearing, Supreme Court withdrew the conditional permission given to former dictator Pervez Musharraf to participate the elections on Thursday. The court last week allowed him to contest the proposed general elections on July 25, after which he had filed his nomination papers from Northern Chitral district.
Musharraf was allowed to appear before the court on June 13 in connection with his lifetime disqualification. Chief Justice Shakib Nisar, on Wednesday, had defied the former Army Chief not to appear in the court and asked to present him till 2 PM today. During the hearing, his lawyer, Kamar Afzal, told the court that Musharraf (74) was scheduled to return, but it was not possible for him to come immediately.
Afzal told the court, “I have talked with Musharraf, he wants more time. He is planning to come to Pakistan but due to the holiday and sickness of Eid, he can not travel immediately. ”
After this, the Chief Justice adjourned the case for an indefinite hearing and said that the next hearing will be done only when the petitioner is ready for it. The judge said, ‘Okay, we will postpone the court hearing indefinitely, keep it on your wish.’ However, along with this, they ordered Musharraf to withdraw the conditional permission given to contest the elections.
Earlier, Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) said on Twitter that the preparations for his return to Musharraf are in the final stages. Tell that former military ruler Musharraf had come to power in 1999 after the coup and had ruled till 2008, after which he had to compel him to resign. She is living in Dubai since March 2016 and is desired in many cases.