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Imran challenges ECP’s proceedings to remove him as PTI chief

Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), filed a petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday to stop the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from removing him from his position as party chairman after he was found to be ineligible in the Toshakhana reference.

The former premier argued in his petition to the high court that the electoral watchdog had overstepped its bounds by attempting to have him removed as PTI chairman. Additionally, it stated that the ECP had “illegally” issued the notice.

Imran was the PTI leader when the commission began its “illegal proceedings,” but before the ECP, Imran had disclosed all of his assets, the petition claims.

It asked the LHC to halt further action by the electoral watchdog prior to the final decision and halt the notice the ECP sent to Imran.

Following Imran Khan’s disqualification in the Toshakhana reference, the ECP started proceedings last month to remove him as chairman of the PTI.

The Election Commission has sent Chairman Imran Khan a notice, according to sources with the PTI.

According to PTI General Secretary Asad Umar, the party will write to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja to find out why a notice was sent.

Read: Imran Khan and PTI leaders are given one final chance by the ECP to appear in the contempt case

He added that they would contest the validity of the notice and that the ECP lacked the power to depose Imran Khan as party chairman.

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