Decision reserved on Imran’s disqualification appeal

The Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Bench reserved on Sunday its decision on the disqualification appeal by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan
Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz presided over the election tribunal and Barrister Ali Zafar represented the PTI chief.

Imran’s counsel prayed to the tribunal to annul the decision made by the returning officer on Imran’s nomination papers. Zafar argued that the RO lacks the authority to determine moral turpitude or eligibility without proper evidence. He also referred to a similar case of PML-N’s Khawaja Asif before the 2018 general elections.

The tribunal stated that in the case of the PML-N leader, contention was on the issue of salary. The judge then asked if the items taken from the Toshakhana were mentioned or not. Justice Aziz then stated that they were not debating the merits of the Toshakhana case, however, the court was trying to determine if the funds from the sale of Toshakhana items were declared or not.