ECP announces decision on new plea against Imran Khan on Toshakhana case

ECP announces decision on new plea against Imran Khan on Toshakhana case

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday rejected a reference filed from MNAs hailing from ruling coalition government against Imran Khan with regard to a toshakhana case.

A four-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the plea filed from the treasury lawmakers.

During the hearing, the counsel representing Imran Khan said that a reference filed from speaker National Assembly is already being heard at the ECP and since both of them pertains to a similar matter, therefore one of them should be quashed.

The CEC after hearing to the arguments quashed the reference filed from the lawmakers and scheduled the hearing on the toshakhana reference filed from the speaker on August 29.

During the last hearing, the Election Commission of Pakistan Monday rejected Imran Khan’s counsel’s plea to grant a three-week time for submission of answer in Toshkhana reference.

Imran Khan is facing disqualification reference for allegedly hiding Toshakhana gifts. A 5-member commission headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the reference.