The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the proceedings over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan’s disqualification, issued a notice to remove the deposed premier as the party chairman.
According to private Sources, PTI confirmed of receiving the notice sent by the electoral watchdog, while PTI leader Asad Umar has decided to write a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sultan Sikandar Raja seeking the reason behind issuing the notice.
Earlier, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to remove former prime minister Imran Khan from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairmanship.
According to sources, the ECP took action against the PTI chief Imran Khan party chairmanship after his disqualification in the Toshakhana case. Election Commission scheduled the hearing to remove the former prime minister Imran Khan from PTI chairmanship on 31st December 2022, sources added.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) admitted to hearing a plea seeking the removal of Imran Khan as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman.
The petition stated that after Imran’s disqualification from the NA-95 constituency following the Toshakhana reference, the person could not head a political party under the Political Parties Order and its rules.
The lawyer requested the court to order the ECP to remove Imran khan as PTI chairman and issue directives for the nomination of a new party head.
On 21st October, the ECP disqualified the former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman in the Toshakhana reference under Article 63(1)(p).
The ECP stated that Imran Khan submitted a false affidavit and was found involved in corrupt practices and ordered to register criminal cases against the PTI chairman. The ECP’s verdict further said that some of the gifts retained from Toshakhana were concealed in his assets.
Remember that, the Election Commission of Pakistan disqualified PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. According to article 63, Imran khan has also been D seated from the seat of the National Assembly. PTI announces that they are going to challenge the decision in the High court.
The judgment was reserved over a month ago by the ECP. In August, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf sent the Toshakhana reference to the ECP seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification.