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Govt to move SC for ban on PTI, Imran's disqualification

Govt to move SC for ban on PTI, Imran's disqualification


Govt to move SC for ban on PTI, Imran's disqualification

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led (PML-N) coalition government has decided to move Supreme Court for the disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan and the ban on his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).

A meeting of the legal team was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in which Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar briefed the participants.

Sources privy to the meeting said that it was decided in the meeting that the apex court would be approached for disqualification of Imran Khan and ban on PTI.

During the meeting, the JUI-F ministers emphasized that the action against PTI should be taken to its logical end, whereas, the ministers of the PPP took the stand that after the decision of the ECP, action should be taken according to the law.

According to the sources, it was decided to place Imran Khan s name and other leaders in the ECL and the federal cabinet will approve the names to be put in the ECL tomorrow.

On Tuesday, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in its unanimous verdict announced that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had received funding from prohibited sources.

A three-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, comprising Nisar Ahmed Durrani, Shah Muhammad Jatoi in its reserved verdict declared that PTI has received funds from business tycoon Arif Naqvi and 34 foreigners including from the United States.

Unknown accounts also came to light, said the commission in its verdict, adding that hiding accounts was a “violation” of Article 17 of the Constitution.

The commission issued show cause notice to the PTI to explain why the commission should not seize the funds it received.

According to the judgment, PTI concealed thirteen accounts from the Election Commission of Pakistan.
The ECP also said that former prime minister Imran Khan had submitted misdeclaration in the PTI prohibited funding case.

The case was filed by PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar and was pending since November 14, 2014. Babar had alleged serious financial irregularities in the party’s funding from Pakistan and abroad.