An important meeting is currently underway at the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), where the electoral body has made the decision to oust Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan from his position as party head, as reported by Express News.
The commission, led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, is assessing the situation following Imran Khan’s arrest. Consequently, it has been determined that due to his conviction, Imran is no longer eligible to hold the office of PTI chairman. Therefore, the ECP will issue official orders to dismiss him from the post.
The political finance wing of the ECP has already initiated the preparation of the necessary documents, and a notification regarding the decision will be issued shortly.
It’s worth noting that the former prime minister, Imran Khan, was arrested and sent to Attock jail on Saturday, shortly after a trial court in Islamabad sentenced him to three years in prison and imposed a fine of Rs100,000 for “making false declarations about his assets to the polls supervisory body.”
Additionally, the PTI chief has been disqualified for five years, which seemingly puts an end to his prospects of participating in the upcoming elections scheduled for November this year, unless superior courts intervene in his favor.