Imran Khan, the leader of the PTI, may face yet another disqualification as a result of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to initiate action against the former prime minister for failing to provide information regarding expenses made during the by-elections on Tuesday.
The PTI leader has not yet provided the information on election expenses from six seats, with the exception of NA-24 Charsadda, which was also not provided within the period required by the electoral regulations, according to the poll supervisory body.
Imran’s reluctance to disclose the specifics of the election expenses incurred during the by-election caused the ECP to delay the delivery of notification of his victory on the six seats.
The election regulations require that the expenditure information be submitted within days of the election.
Failure to do so in the past has also resulted in candidates being disqualified.
Additionally, the Supreme Court has frequently prohibited the losing candidate from running in future elections.
Imran Khan may possibly be declared disqualified for the forthcoming elections in light of the court’s ruling.
Separately, the ECP scheduled a hearing for next week to address the PML-N’s request to stop the PTI chairman from declaring victory.
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