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LHC moved to de-seat PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s victory from a National Assembly seat in his native town Mianwali, NA-95, has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). 

Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party’s Abdul Wahab Baloch filed a petition before the election tribunal of the high court, requesting it to declare the PM’s win from the NA seat void.

The petitioner alleged that Mr Khan concealed essential details, especially about his children, in his nomination papers.

He submitted that an assembly aspirant is required to submit a statement of his own assets and liabilities and those of his wife and dependent children. However, the PTI chief failed to disclose details of the properties his wife and sons owned.

Therefore, the petitioner argued, the premier stands disqualified under Article 62 (1)(d), (e) and (f) and Article 63(1) (o) & (p) of the Constitution.

He pleaded with the tribunal to declare the prime minister’s win from NA-95 void and direct the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify him as member of the National Assembly.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the election result of NA-73 (Sialkot) won by Khawaja Asif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

PTI’s Usman Dar filed the plea with the election tribunal. After the July 25 polls, the ECP, on request of the PTI, had conducted recount of 7,300 rejected votes, but Asif remained triumphant after recounting of ballots.

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