Musharraf's candidature: SC decision likely tomorrow

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Islamabad, Oct 4 (UNI) A 10-member larger bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the constitutional petitions, challenging validation of nomination of President Pervez Musharraf for the October 6 presidential election for tomorrow.

The counsel of Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed today pleaded for stay order on the presidential election.

Attorney General Malik Qayyum opposed the plea and asserted that the presidential election were being held in accordance with the constitution, Geo TV reported.

Justice Javed Iqbal said that the plea for stay order will be decided tomorrow.

The petitions include pleas by two presidential candidates -- Justice Wajihuddin and Makhdoom Amin Fahim -- challenging the Election Commission accepting nomination papers of Gen Musharraf.


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