ISLAMABAD: In a setback to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistan Election Commission on Friday rejected his nomination papers from the Kasur Assembly seat.
Reports say that a lawyer, Javed Kasuri, had contested the candidature of Musharraf, arguing that the former Pak Army chief does not qualify to contest the polls under Article 62, 63 of the Pak Constitution.
Musharraf has very recently returned to Pakistan after four years of self-imposed exile in the "interest of the country and his countrymen".
He said that he would run for elections from Karachi, and added that his supporters had suggested that he run for elections from NA-250 Defence constituency in Karachi.
Musharraf also claimed that Pakistan had prospered during his eight-year tenure, adding that he had been the only one to raise his voice against anti-state elements and those spreading terrorism.
He added that others were either scared to raise their voice or were safeguarding their own interests.