Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has been directed to submit a response in the case to strip him of the PTI chairmanship on the basis of his disqualification in the Toshakhana case.
The ECP had initiated the process to remove Khan as the chairman of PTI following his disqualification in the Toshakhana reference last year.
At the outset of the hearing before an ECP’s bench, Khan’s lawyer pleaded to the bench to dismiss the plea as the petitioner, Advocate Muhammad Afaq Ahmed wasn’t appearing for the proceedings.
At this, ECP’s KP member Ikramullah asked the lawyer to continue his arguments and this matter would be looked into later.
The lawyer, Barrister Gohar, maintained that the Lahore High Court (LHC) had stopped the ECP from stripping Khan of the PTI chairmanship on his plea challenging the electoral body’s notice.
Responding to the argument, Ikramullah maintained that the court’s stay seemed to be relevant to the extent of giving the declaration of Khan’s disqualification.