ECP dismisses disqualification petition against Imran

Dismissal was made after the petitioner failed to appear during the hearing of the plea


News Desk January 16, 2017
PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday dismissed a disqualification petition against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, Express News reported.

The top electoral body dismissed the petition for PTI chief's disqualification over the petitioner's absence during hearing of the plea.

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Petitioner Hashim Ali Bhutta, in his plea had said the PTI leader did not mention his Bani Gala residence and London flats in his asset declaration. "Imran Khan has failed to abide by Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution," the petitioner maintained.

However, the ECP dismissed the petition since Bhutta did not appear for the hearing. The ECP had earlier dismissed the same petition filed by Bhutta but it was later restored after reconsideration.

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