- ECP declared Imran Khan disqualified in the Toshakhana reference
- ECP has called all relevant parties or their representatives to appear before the electoral body
- Security has been tightened on the premises and heavy contingents of Rangers, FC and Police have been deployed
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan disqualified in the Toshakhana disqualification case under Article 63.
A five member bench of the commission headed by CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja announced the verdict. The commission also directed to proceed with the action against corrupt practices in the decision and his parliamentarian ship was also quashed.
ECP has called all relevant parties or their representatives to appear before the electoral body and the verdict will be announced at 2 pm. To avoid any untoward incident, security has been tightened on the premises and heavy contingents of Rangers, FC and Police are being deployed.
Not only this, massive tear gas shells are also being provided to the security personnel keeping in view the possibility of protests by the PTI workers. The ECP had reserved its verdict in the Toshakhana reference on September 19.
Toshakhana case was filed against PTI Chairman Imran Khan by the coalition government for not showing the details of the gifts Khan received as prime minister.
The reference against PTI chief was filed along with documentary evidence and sought his disqualification under Sections 2 and 3 of Article 63.
The lawmakers from the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) submitted the reference to the National Assembly speaker who subsequently forwarded it to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja.
On September 19, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) reserved its verdict on Imran Khan’s disqualification for failing to declare the Tosha Khana gifts.
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