As February 8 is set for the upcoming general elections in Pakistan, PTI chief Imran Khan’s nomination papers have been submitted from 3-constituencies of Pakistan, Lahore, Islamabad, and Mianwali.
As per the court proceedings former prime minister, who remains incarcerated at Adiala jail in a different graft case, has been disqualified from holding any public office for being found guilty of corrupt practices in Toshakhana case.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has imposed a five-year ban on Imran Khan in the Toshakhana case. PTI Senator Ali Zafar announced that Imran Khan plans to contest elections from three constituencies, expressing hope for a prompt verdict from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as the election schedule is already in place.
The IHC is expected to rule on the Toshakhana case and PTI’s appeal to suspend Imran Khan’s conviction. Zafar urged party workers to submit nomination papers, with priority given to those who faced difficulties and legal cases for the party.
PTI chief Barrister Gohar stated that Imran Khan will contest from Lahore, Islamabad, and Mianwali constituencies.
He opposed demands for the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja and alleged obstacles for their candidates in the election process.
Gohar called for free and fair polls and urged the election commission and Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa to ensure transparency.