On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) made a decision stating that Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is ineligible to occupy a public office for a span of five years. This verdict stemmed from a trial court’s judgment in the Toshakahana case, where he was found guilty of engaging in corrupt practices.
The electoral authority clarified that this disqualification is a result of breaches of the Elections Act, 2017, leading to a three-year sentence for Khan.
As a consequence, Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi no longer possesses the qualification to assume a public office, in accordance with Article 63(1)(h) of the Pakistani Constitution, in conjunction with Section 232 of the Elections Act, 2017. Furthermore, the ECP has officially revoked Khan’s status as the “returned candidate” from the NA-45 Kurram-I constituency.