ISLAMABAD – PML-N government and allied parties filed respect with the ECP seeking the disqualification of the former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.
Government Filed Toshakhana Reference against Imran Khan:
The petition contends that the former prime Minister failed to declare the gifts received from the Toshakhana in his assets declaration and thus ought to be disqualified under article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution – a similar provision under that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Member of National Assembly (MNA) Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha submitted the respect to the ECP.
Reports in native media same PML-N lawmakers lawyer Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha rapt the recommendations to Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja, maintaining that the PTI chief is not any additional Sadiq and Amin as he did not declare the gifts received in Toshakhana.
National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf also will send Toshakhana respect against the previous Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to the electoral watchdog yesterday.
The multi-party alliance continued efforts to corner the Imran Khan-led PTI since the ECP dominated that PTI had received prohibited funding from a variety of foreign donors.
Interestingly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has withdrawn a reference filed with Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Raja Sultan, to ‘highlight any legal aspects.
Last year, the Toshakhana case surfaced after a free and autonomous enforcement body, accepted an application on the matter and directed the Cabinet Division to supply information regarding the gifts received by former PM Imran Khan from foreign grandees.
Cabinet Division but challenged the PIC order, claiming that it had been illegal. The former government had taken the position that the revealing of any information associated with Toshakhana can disrupt Pakistan’s relations with friendly nations.
Nonetheless, in April Justice Aurangzeb had dominated that the Toshakhana gifts taken home by people be taken back, stating that there must not be a policy of retentive these gifts on the payment of a definite proportion of cash.
He had said that if the information commission ordered that the information be provided to the national and also a petitioner within the case then do it. He conjointly said that if somebody had taken the gifts to their home, take them back.
Earlier in April, former prime minister Imran Khan, whereas responding to the Toshakana the argument throughout a casual media chat had said that those were his gifts, thus it had been his selection whether or not he kept them.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan had told that my gift, my choice.
The ruling coalition is seemingly in no mood to rest on its laurels because it prepares to put the groundwork to initiate a barrage of legal proceedings against the PTI once the ECP’s decision report on the prohibited funding case together with getting ready for the chance of launching “operation clean sweep” against the party.
With high legal eagles on whose wings the imperiled ruling PML-N is hoping to fly high and fix its drooping political fortunes, the coalition government is attempting its best to take advantage of the constitutional provisions to corner the rival party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The decision to require proceeding against the PTI had been taken in an exceedingly meeting of the PDM chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the PM House in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The representatives of alternative allied parties had conjointly attended the meeting that mentioned varied political matters and also the current situation within the country.