LHC accepts plea seeking removal of Imran as PTI chief for hearing

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The Lahore High Court on Friday admitted for hearing a petition seeking the removal of PTI Chairman Imran Khan after his disqualification in the Toshakhana reference.

The LHC had on Thursday reserved the verdict on the maintainability of the plea, filed by Advocate Mohammad Afaq. Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi announced the decision and served notices to the attorney general and advocate general of Punjab.

The court also sought replies from the respondents by Nov 11 (Friday). The petition named Imran, the Election Commission of Pakistan, the government of Pakistan, and others as respondents.

The plea argued that according to the Representation of the People Act 1976 and Political Parties Order 2002 it was a legal and constitutional requirement for party officeholders to be qualified in accordance with Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

The petition said that after Imran’s disqualification from the NA-95 constituency it was “just” for him to be denotified as the PTI chairman and an order should be issued to this effect.

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