Imran Khan approaches Islamabad High Court

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Imran Khan approaches Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD - Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday seeking its directions to annul a disqualification reference pending against him in the Election Commission of Pakistan.

A single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq would hear the PTI chairman’s petition today (Thursday).

The ruling PML-N MNAs filed this reference to the speaker National Assembly and sought disqualification of chairman PTI.

Later, the speaker referred the matter to the ECP for decision.

Imran Khan moved this petition through his counsel Babar Awan and nominated speaker National Assembly, the ECP, MNAs —- Muhammad Tallal Chuadhry, Daniyal Aziz, Mohsin Shah Nawaz Ranjha and Marriyum Aurangzeb as respondents.

He contended in the petition that the National Assembly Speaker, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, referred a disqualification reference against him to the ECP that was based on malafide intention.

The PTI chairman has argued that under Article 63(2), if the speaker could not decide a reference within 30 days, it automatically gets transferred to the ECP.