Imran Khan moves Supreme Court against election body for not disqualifying dissidents

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Imran Khan moved the Supreme Court against the election body for not disqualifying the dissidents.

Highlight

  • Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has approached the Supreme Court
  • He will challenge the ECP declaration rejecting disqualification references against 20 party members
  • PTI had registered a case against MNA Noor Alam Khan and others

Pakistan News UpdatesPakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan on May 11 approached the country’s Supreme Court to challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) announcement to disqualify references against 20 party dissident members of the National Assembly (MNA). was rejected.

The ECP last month rejected references to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf seeking the disqualification of its dissident members of the National Assembly after they voted against Imran Khan in a no-confidence motion calling for the collapse of the PTI government. Had it.

In a unanimous decision, the three-member ECP bench quashed the disqualification references that were referred by PTI to the commission against 20 disgruntled MNAs on the grounds that Article 63A of the Constitution, which deals with disqualification of MPs for defection Yes, was not. As Dawn reports, the jumps apply to 20 MNAs before the no-confidence motion against former prime minister Imran Khan last month.

PTI filed cases against many-

PTI had registered a case against MNA Noor Alam Khan, Dr Mohammad Afzal Khan Dhandla, Nawab Sher Wasir, Raja Riyaz Ahmed and Ahmed Hussain Dehar among many others.

PTI counsel Faisal Choudhary had requested the court to provide a copy of the reserved judgment, saying he would appeal against it. He said the dissidents had opposed PTI’s request to provide more records.

“Some things could not be put on record properly,” Faisal said.

The Election Commission in its decision unanimously held that the declaration filed against the MNA under Article 63 (A) was not found to be in accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan. Voting on the no-confidence motion against the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government was held in the National Assembly on 9 April, with 174 members registering their votes in favor of the motion.

Imran Khan has become the first prime minister of Pakistan to lose a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly. Notably, no prime minister has completed a full five-year term in Pakistan so far.

(with ANI inputs)

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