Imran challenges ECP notice seeking his removal as PTI chairman

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday challenged the notice sent to him by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as part of its proceedings to strip the former premier as his party’s chairman.

The PTI chairman has moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) against the notice.

The electoral body had initiated the process to remove Khan as chairman of PTI last month, following his disqualification in the Toshakhana reference, by issuing a notice.

Imran Khan filed a plea in the LHC on Wednesday, maintaining that the process for removal as PTI chairman was started after his disqualification from the National Assembly’s seat NA-95.

The ECP issued the notice over allegedly submitting a “false statement” but it cannot play the role of a tribunal while exceeding its authority.