Imran Khan’s disqualification: IHC refuse to suspend ECP’s order

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday refused to accept a plea for suspension of Imran Khan’s disqualification order by the the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).


Imran was disqualified this month for holding membership of the National Assembly over hiding some details in the statement of assets submitted to the ECP.


The IHC, however, barred the ECP from holding a by-poll in NA-95 Mianwali.


Imran Khan had won the Minwali and five others National Assembly’s seats this month. The ECP declared all eats vacant after his disqualification in famous Toshakhana reference.


Khan had challenged the ECP’s decision of suspending his NA membership in the IHC.


Justice Aamir Farooq of IHC heard Iman Khan’s plea.


Barrister Ali Zafar, Khan’s counsel urged the court to suspend ECP’s decision disqualifying his client


However, Justice Farooq turned down the request and issued orders to stop the by-election in Mianwali. The court also issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan against Imran Khan’s disqualification.


The ECP had stated that Khan submitted a false affidavit and was found involved in corrupt practices and ordered to register criminal cases against the PTI chairman. TF REPORT

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