Pakistani authorities bar former president Pervez Musharraf from July elections

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Pakistan's elections oversight body has rejected former president Pervez Musharraf’s candidacy for a National Assembly seat from the northwestern constituency of Chitral on Tuesday, barring him from running for office in next month’s elections.

Musharraf, who lives in self-exile in Dubai, is facing a treason case in Pakistan.

He failed to appear before the country's top court earlier this month, thus it withdrew permission to allow Musharraf to run for office last week.

Election authorities also rejected nomination papers of former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, longtime politician Imran Khan, and former lawmakers Aysha Gulalai and Mahtab Abbasi from Islamabad.

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