Musharraf's candidature: SC notices to parties

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Islamabad, Oct 3: An eight member bench of Supreme Court today issued notices to the parties concerned and Attorney General during hearing of three constitutional petitions against validation of nomination of President Pervez Musharraf for the presidential election slated for October 6. The court issued notices to the parties and Attorney General of Pakistan and adjourned hearing of the case till tomorrow.

The larger bench of the Supreme Court after hearing arguments of Justice (R) Wajihuddin's counsel Hamid Khan, Amin Fahim's lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa and civil society lawyer Dr Farooq Hassan, observed that several constitutional and legal points have been raised in the case, which invite interpretation of Article 41-2, 62,63, 41-7, 44-2 of the constitution and presidential election rules 1998, reports Geo TV.

Earlier, Justice Sardar Raza opted not to sit on the nine-member larger bench hearing the petitions, after which, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry constituted new eight-member larger bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal to hear the case.

Other members of the bench include Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokar, Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Syed Jamshed Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani.


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