Imran decision to contest by-elections illogical, waste of resources: Experts

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Following acceptance of 11 resignations of PTI lawmakers by the Speaker National Assembly (NA) and election schedule by the Election Commission, the decision of Imran Khan to contest by-elections in nine constituencies was being considered as an irrational approach by the political observers and raised many questions on election laws.

The decision of Imran Khan, who enjoyed absolute powers in centre for nearly four years and his party was ruling in Punjab and Khyber Pakthunkhwa, to contest by-elections on 9 NA constituencies including four in KP simultaneously being considered illogical and waste of energy, besides raised questions on the country’s election laws.

Ikhtiar Wali Khan, PMLN spokesman and member provincial assembly told APP that decision of Imran to contest by-election from nine seats had exposed his doubled standard politics and disregards for his political workers. He said Imran Khan decision had exposed his nervousness after the verdict of Election Commission, which testified that PTI took huge foreign funds from prohibited sources.

Wali questioned that how Imran Khan would face people of Pakistan after he was declared a certified liar following submission of fake documents to the ECP. “I asked how a foreign funded party would protect the country and people’s interest.” Wali said that disqualification of Imran under articles 62 and 63 of the constitution was imminent after ECP verdict.

Rather to help flood victims of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, he said Imran Khan was trying to raise his dwindling popularity and diverting people attention from ECP verdict.—APP

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