Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday reserved judgment on a petition seeking the removal of Imran Khan from holding the position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman due to his conviction in the Toshakhana case.
A five-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the plea.
During today’s hearing, PTI lawyer Shoaib Shaheen said the petition had become infructuous as the party has elected its new chairman. He said they have submitted a record of the intra-party polls to the ECP and the matter should now come to an end.
Advocate Shaheen also said that if the ECP wanted to hear this matter then it should club it with a petition being filed by PTI founding member Akbar S Babar against the party’s intra-party polls.
To this, CEC Raja said: “You are giving petitioner’s lawyer a chance to file a petition against the new chairman.”
The CEC said that they cannot comment on the matter as the former PTI chief did not contest intra-party polls.
On December, the PTI on the instructions of ECP to hold intra-party polls within 20 days to retain the bat as party’s symbol, conducted an intra-party election on December 2 in which Barrister Gohar Ali Khan was elected unopposed as PTI’s new chairman.