Election Commission declared Imran Khan Ineligible | ECP disqualifies Imran Khan in Toshakhana Case:
Election Commission of Pakistan has declared Imran Khan Ineligible in the Tosha Khana Case. ECP disqualifies Imran Khan in Toshakhana Case. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the Tosha Khana case.
A four-member bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja gave a unanimous verdict.
The verdict states that Imran Khan is no longer a member of the National Assembly, he has submitted a false affidavit and has been involved in corruption.
The election watchdog declared Imran Khan’s National Assembly seat vacant.
ECP further said that Imran Khan is no longer Sadiq and Amin, legal action should be taken against him.
On 19 September, the ECP reserved its verdict in the Tosha Khana case filed by Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), disqualifying Imran Khan for alleged foul play related to Tosha Khana gifts. declared. A declaration was called for.
In the hearing of the case, Barrister Ali Zafar and Barrister Gohar Ali Khan defended PTI Chairman.
A five-member bench of the ECP, headed by the CEC, heard the arguments before reserving the verdict.
The Tosha Khana case was brought before the election watchdog last year after the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) approved a petition on the matter and the Cabinet Division was directed to impeach the then Prime Minister Imran Khan. . Information about gifts received from national personalities should be provided.
Written reply of Chairman PTI Imran Khan
Imran Khan had submitted his written reply regarding the Tosha Khana reference to the Election Commission on September 7.
According to the response submitted, 58 gifts were given to the then Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife between August 1, 2018 and December 31, 2021.
Gifts mostly include flower vases, tablecloths, decorative items, wall decorations, small rugs, wallets, perfumes, prayer beads, calligraphy, frames, paperweights and pen holders including watches, pens, cufflinks, rings, bracelets/lockets. were included.
In response, Imran Khan clarified that among all these gifts, there were only 14 items worth more than 30,000 rupees, which he bought by paying money under the regular procedure.
In his reply, the PTI chairman admitted that he had sold four gifts during his tenure as prime minister, further denying allegations of hiding gifts at Tosha Khana.
It should be noted that Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf sent a reference to the Election Commission for the disqualification of Imran Khan related to the Tosha Khana case in early August.
The reference said that Imran Khan did not mention the gifts taken from Tosha Khana and the money earned from the sale of these gifts in his assets.
Earlier in April, the former prime minister had spoken about the above during an informal interaction with the media and said that these were his gifts and it was his choice to keep them or not.
PTI leadership’s response
Talking to the media, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that today we all say that we do not accept the decision of minus one.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi added that the people of Pakistan are with Imran Khan because the people rejected the current rulers on July 17, democracy can work.
Former Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that this is a wrong decision, the Election Commission cannot de-seat Imran Khan.
PTI leader Asad Umar said that the party will take it to the High Court and the decision will not last for a few hours.
While Shehbaz Gul added that this decision was written by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. He said that this decision is signed by Nawaz Sharif’s “personal servant” and people reject this decision.
The party leadership said that such a decision has never been seen before. This judgment has been pronounced against 22 crore people. The PTI leadership questioned why the Chief Election Commissioner does not join the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). He said that there will be a revolution in Pakistan today. The constitution will be saved by expelling these rulers from the assembly.