LHC announces verdict in plea against Imran Khan contesting from 9 NA seats
*LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition challenging Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s decision to contest elections on all nine vacant seats of the National Assembly (NA). *
According to details, Justice Shahid Jamil Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) heard the petition challenging former prime minister Imran Khan’s decision to contest by-elections on all nine vacant seats link of the National Assembly (NA).
During the proceedings, Justice Shahid Khan asked whether the nomination papers had been submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) office. To which the counsel representing the petitioner replied in negative.
Terming the matter ‘immature’, the court said the petitioner should wait until the submission of the nomination papers and then file his objection with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) first and then approach the courts.
The petitioner’s counsel, after observing the court’s vision, decided to withdraw the petition. Subsequently, Justice Khan dismissed the petition after the counsel withdrew it.
The petitioner, Mian Asif Mehmood, Punjab president of the Amun Taraqqi Party, had requested the court to restrain the PTI chairman from contesting the by-elections on all nine seats in the “interest of the country”.
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced link to contest by-polls from all nine seats, vacated after the NA speaker accepted PTI MNAs’ resignation.
According to the ECP schedule link, the by-polls on the nine National Assembly seats would be contested on September 25.