Imran Khan strikes Lahore HC towards disqualification by Pak ballot physique to take away him as PTI chief

The cricketer-turned-politician in his petition asserted that the regulation doesn’t place any bar on a convict from changing into an office-bearer of a political celebration.

Press Trust of India

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks throughout a joint information convention with Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (Photograph: Reuters)

By Press Belief of India: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition within the Lahore Excessive Courtroom (LHC) looking for an order to cease the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) from a course of to take away him from the celebration chairperson workplace within the gentle of his disqualification within the Toshakhana reference.

The ECP final month initiated the method to take away Khan as chairman of the PTI following its verdict within the Toshakhana (nationwide depository) case.

It disqualified the ousted premier beneath Article 63(1)(p) of the Structure for making “false statements and incorrect declaration”.

The cricketer-turned-politician in his petition asserted that the regulation doesn’t place any bar on a convict from changing into an office-bearer of a political celebration.

Within the petition, Khan stated the ECP has exceeded its powers by attempting to take away him because the PTI chairperson.

It stated the ECP had began unlawful proceedings towards Khan and that the 70-year-old chief had revealed his full property earlier than the ECP.

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The petition filed by way of Senator Barrister Syed Ali Zafar stated: “The cognizance and train of jurisdiction by the ECP for debarring Imran Khan from holding the workplace of the celebration chairman on the idea of alleged incorrect assertion of property and subsequent disqualification is illegal and opposite to the Structure.”

The ECP issued the impugned discover to Khan on December 7, 2022, for eradicating him from the workplace of the celebration.

“The complete scheme of the qualification and the disqualification beneath the Structure and the Act has been misconstrued by the ECP and the precedent set by the Supreme Courtroom within the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been misapplied to the detriment of the petitioner. In truth, the impugned findings of ECP are to the detriment of all the scheme of parliamentary democracy which isn’t warranted in regulation and is liable to be put aside by the courtroom,” the petition stated.

Khan additional requested the courtroom to declare the impugned discover issued to the petitioner unlawful and unconstitutional.