ECP gives PTI until Dec 27 to submit details of intra-party polls

ECP gives PTI until Dec 27 to submit details of intra-party polls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) until December 27 to submit details of its intra-party elections.

Hearing a petition filed by PTI's founding member Yousuf Ali, on alleged discrepancies in the party’s intra-party polls held earlier this year, the ECP has summoned details of results, candidates, and votes from the party.

During the hearing earlier today, Chief Election Commissioner remarked that the PTI had not yet submitted any details of the intra-party polls.

Ali, a former general secretary of the PTI’s Swabi chapter, had filed the petition before the ECP and asked the commission to declare the elections, held on June 12, null and void on the grounds that the polling process had violated the party’s constitution.

The petitioner’s lawyer had told the ECP that the PTI had amended its constitution on May 13 and that the party had not completed the necessary legal formalities while amending the constitution.

The lawyer had argued that the party’s constitution can only be changed if there is a two-thirds majority of the Central Executive Council supporting it. As per the amended constitution, 2.7 million voters had to decide between PTI Chairman Imran Khan or party leader Naik Muhammad Khan.