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PTI chief Imran Khan recordsdata petition in Lahore HC towards disqualification by ECP

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday filed a petition within the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) looking for an order to cease the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) from a course of to take away him from the social gathering chairperson workplace within the mild 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 below Article 63(1)(p) of the Structure for making “false statements and incorrect declaration”.
The cricketer-turned-politician in his petition asserted that the legislation doesn’t place any bar on a convict from turning into an office-bearer of a political social gathering.
Within the petition, Khan mentioned the ECP has exceeded its powers by attempting to take away him because the PTI chairperson.
It mentioned the ECP had began unlawful proceedings towards Khan and that the 70-year-old chief had revealed his full property earlier than the ECP.
The petition filed by means of Senator Barrister Syed Ali Zafar mentioned: “The cognizance and train of jurisdiction by the ECP for debarring Imran Khan from holding the workplace of the social gathering chairman on the premise 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 social gathering.
“Your entire scheme of the qualification and the disqualification below the Structure and the Act has been misconstrued by the ECP and the precedent set by the Supreme Court docket within the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been misapplied to the detriment of the petitioner. Actually, the impugned findings of ECP are to the detriment of all the scheme of parliamentary democracy which isn’t warranted in legislation and is liable to be put aside by the courtroom,” the petition mentioned.
Khan additional requested the courtroom to declare the impugned discover issued to the petitioner unlawful and unconstitutional.

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