Musharraf is not qualified to hold post of Pakistan President: Fazlur Rahman

November 14th, 2007 - 2:25 am ICT by admin  
Addressing a public meeting at the Bannu Sports Complex in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, Rahman said the pro US policies have driven Waziristan to a warlike situation and destroyed peace in the region.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court today approved the plea for the formation of full bench to hear petitions challenging the candidacy of General Musharraf to contest the presidential election held on October 6.

Justice Javed Iqbal has sent the summary to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for the formation of full court after which the hearing was adjourned.

Attorney General Malik Qayyum said the Government might raise an objection to presence of four judges in case of formation of a full court.

Earlier, Justice Hamid Khan, AK Dogar, advocate Akram Shaikh and Farooq Hasan saud that country is passing through a critical phase and had requested the court for the formation of full court

A 10-member bench headed by Justice Javed Iqbal in its short order last week had allowed holding of the presidential election, but barred the Election Commission from announcing official notification of the results till a final disposal of the petitions. The bench had announced that it would resume hearing of the petitions on October 17.

Two presidential candidates Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed and PPPP President Makhdoom Amin Fahim had challenged Musharraf’s candidacy and and had prayed to the court to stay the election.

Similarly, a seven-member special bench of the Supreme Court constituted by Chief Justice Chaudhry would also hear today a contempt of court application of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), regarding the forced deportation of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The special bench hearing Sharif’s deportation case comprises Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan, Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar, Justice M Javed Buttar, Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed and Justice Syed Jamshed Ali. (ANI)

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