Benazir Bhutto's election bid challenged
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Special report: Pakistani Situation 

Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto (C) waves to her supporters as she submits her nomination papers for national assembly seat NA-204 to the district session court judge at a court in her home town of Larkana Nov. 26, 2007.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto (C) waves to her supporters as she submits her nomination papers for national assembly seat NA-204 to the district session court judge at a court in her home town of Larkana Nov. 26, 2007.(Xinhua/AFP Photo)
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    ISLAMABAD, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto on Friday faced a legal appeal challenging her qualification to contest the upcoming general elections, officials said.

    One of her rival candidates earlier filed objections on her nomination papers for National Assembly seats, local News Network International news agency reported.

    Saifullah Abro, one rival candidate of Benazir, who belonged to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) party, challenged Benazir's papers and asked the election officials to reject her papers.

    Abro argued that Benazir had been convicted in several corruption cases and that according to rules a convict person could not stand for election.

    Benazir filed nomination papers on two National Assembly seats in her home district of Larkana, in southern Sindh province.

    Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's nomination papers were rejected by the election officials this week on the grounds that Sharif was convicted for life jail term on the charges of plane hijacking and corruption.

    The Election Commission has established special tribunals to decide appeals against the acceptance or rejection of nomination papers. The election officials will make a decision on legal challenge to Benazir's nomination papers by Dec. 10.

    The Election Commission will issue a final list of candidates on Dec. 16.

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