ECP issues two summon notices to IK in Toshakhana disqualification cases

In the prohibited foreign funding case, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notice to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PTI Imran Khan.

According to the Election Commission of Pakistan, a notice has been issued to former premier for August 23.

According to the cause list, the Election Commission will hear the case on August 23 at 10 am.

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Friday sent reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in light of the Toshakhana case.

In the reference, it has been said that Imran Khan did not declare the gifts taken from Toshakhana in his assets. He did not share the details of the amounts by selling the gifts in the statement.

Also, ECP issued a summons notice to the Imran Khan on August 18th in a reference filed by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) via PMLN Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha.

The coalition government on Thursday filed a reference with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking the disqualification of PTI chairman and deposed premier Imran Khan from holding public office for allegedly acquiring gifts from the Toshakhana.

The reference demanded of the ECP to disqualify Imran under Sections 2 and 3 of Article 63 of the Constitution, read with Article 62(1)(f).

Article 62(1)(f) is the same provision under which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017.

It reads: “A person shall not be qualified to be elected or chosen as a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) unless […] he is sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law.”