Pakistan’s ex PM Imran Khan faces threat of disqualification

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Pakistan’s ruling alliance has filed a plea with the election fee in search of a lifetime disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (File photograph)

Pakistan’s ruling alliance on Thursday filed a petition with the election fee in search of lifetime disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan for not disclosing data concerning the presents obtained from the Toshakhana in his belongings declaration.

The petition submitted by the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) sought Khan’s lifetime disqualification underneath Article 62(1)(f) of the nation’s Structure which is similar provision underneath which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017, Specific Tribune reported.

The petition asserts that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman didn’t disclose the data concerning the presents obtained from the Toshakhana in his belongings declaration and thus needs to be disqualified underneath the availability of Article 62(1)(f), which mentions the precondition for a member of parliament to be “sadiq and ameen” (sincere and righteous).

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As per Pakistan’s legislation, any present obtained from dignitaries of a international state have to be stored within the Toshakhana or the state depository.

The Toshakhana case made headlines after the Pakistan Data Fee (PIC) – an unbiased and autonomous enforcement physique established underneath Part 18 of the Proper of Entry to Data Act – accepted an software and ordered Cupboard Division to supply the details about the presents obtained by then prime minister Khan from international dignitaries.

Based on Pakistani media reviews, Khan had earned Rs 36 million from the sale of three costly watches gifted by visiting dignitaries from pleasant Gulf international locations.

Whereas responding to the Toshakana controversy earlier in April, Khan had mentioned that these had been his presents, so it was his alternative whether or not or to not hold them. “Mera Tohfa, Meri Marzi [my gift, my choice],” he had mentioned.

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