LAHORE: District Returning Officer (DRO) Nazir Ahmad Gajana has reserved his decision for May 9 (today) on Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s alleged violation of sections of the Election Commission’s code of conduct over a rally on April 20.
According to police reports, Khan and PTI Lahore President Abdul Aleem Khan led some 3,500 supporters, loaded in cars, vans and motorcycles, in a rallyfrom The Mall towards Data Darbar.
The rally blocked traffic on one side of the road for several hours and was a nuisance to the general public, hence violating Sections 38 and 39 of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), according to monitoring officials.
Both Imran Khan and Aleem Khan had to appear in person to pick up their notices in the case earlier this month.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 9th, 2013.