Musharraf petition dismissed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court

imgIn a setback to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his petition seeking a review of its verdict that declared as unconstitutional the 2007 emergency imposed by the embattled former dictator.

A 14—judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, said the time period for filing an appeal has lapsed.

It further said the review petition was not maintainable as it did not fulfil the criteria of merit. The bench said arguments presented by 70—year—old Musharraf were irrelevant to the case.

In an order issued in July 2009, the apex court had declared the emergency proclaimed by Musharraf in November 2007 as unconstitutional.

On December 23 last year, Musharraf filed a petition after a delay of over four years seeking a review of the apex court’s verdict.

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