Islamabad: An Islamabad-based has announced that the indictment of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case will take place on February 7.
On November 22 last year, the ECP sent the Toshakhana reference to the trial court to initiate criminal proceedings against the former prime minister, following which the criminal trial of Imran Khan formally began for concealing information about the Toshakhana gifts in his nomination papers for an election contest.
The ECP’s petition had followed its earlier decision of October last year, when the electoral body, in its unanimous verdict, had found Imran Khan involved in corrupt practices and disqualified him, ruling that the PTI chief was no more a member of the National Assembly.
The ECP had stated that the PTI chief had submitted a false affidavit and was found involved in corrupt practices under Article 63(1)(p) of the Constitution.
On Tuesday morning, Additional Sessions Judge Zafar Iqbal pronounced the verdict with PTI lawyer Ali Bukhari and ECP counsel Advocate Saad Hasan in attendance.
Meanwhile, the PTI chief — who is recuperating after sustaining a gunshot wound following an assassination bid during a rally on November 3 — sought exemption from today’s hearing.
More to follow…