ISLAMABAD, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Two presidential candidates filed petitions
in the Supreme Court challenging President General Pervez Musharraf's
candidature on Tuesday, the News Network International (NNI) news agency
The petitions, filed by former Supreme Court judge Wajeehuddin Ahmed and
Makhdoom Amin Fahim, the acting chief of opposition Pakistan Peoples Party
(PPP), said that Musharraf could not contest election when still holding the
office of army chief.
The petitioners also argued that the term of the present parliament and
provincial assemblies expire in November and these assemblies can not elect a
president for next five years. They also said that the new presidential
elections must be held after anew electoral college is in place, the NNI report
The petitions asked the Supreme Court to reject the nomination papers of
Musharraf and suspend the presidential elections till the final verdict from the
court. The petitioners requested the court to stop Musharraf from contesting
election in army uniform.
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling which dismissed petitions
challenging Musharraf's dual office.
The presidential elections are slated to be held on Oct. 6 according to the