Islamabad, The Gulf Observer: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has challenged the ECP verdict declaring him disqualified in the Toshakhana reference in the Islamabad High Court on Saturday.
In his petition, Imran stated that the ECP does not have the jurisdiction to decide about the corrupt practices and disqualification. The petitioner requested the court to declare the ECP decision null and void. However, the IHC registrar raised an objection to the PTI chairman’s petition saying that he did not get verified his biometrics result.
A four-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja pronounced the unanimous verdict yesterday declaring former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan disqualified in the Toshakhana reference and ordered criminal proceedings against him under Article 63(1)(P).
The written order of the ECP says according to Sections 137, 167, and 173 of the Election Act, Imran Khan has committed the “offence of corrupt practice by making false statements and incorrect declaration”.