Plea seeks ban on Musharraf`s political life

A petition has been filed in a Pakistani court seeking directives to authorities to restrain former President Pervez Musharraf from taking part in politics and to ban his recently formed political party.

Last Updated: May 03, 2011, 13:27 PM IST

Lahore: A petition has been filed in a
Pakistani court seeking directives to authorities to restrain
former President Pervez Musharraf from taking part in politics
and to ban his recently formed political party.
Lawyer Rana Ilamuddin Ghazi, in the application filed
yesterday in the Lahore High Court, contended that the Supreme
Court had already held Musharraf guilty of treason.

Therefore, Musharraf could not form any political
party and was not eligible to become chief of such a party,
Ghazi said.

He requested the court to issue directions to
authorities to restrain Musharraf from taking part in politics
and to disband his All Pakistan Muslim League.
67-year-old Musharraf, who has been living in
self-exile in London and Dubai since early 2009, has said he
intends to return to Pakistan before the next general election
in 2013.

PTI