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SHC declares Musharraf 'ineligible' for Parliament

A three-member bench which was headed by Chief Justice of the SHC, Maqbool Baqar wrote in its verdict that the law of the country equally applies on both civil and military institutions.

The court said that the former president, in the light of measures taken by him, does not bear ‘good character’ and he is not ‘eligible’ for the membership of the Parliament.

“No one has the right to exercise powers on gunpoint. The former president wrongly acted against the judges and made unjust use of powers, and he does meet the criteria set in Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan”, read the verdict.

The SHC also said that Musharraf’s abrogation of the constitution harmed national prestige.




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