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Former Pak prime minister Imran Khan to contest by-elections on all 9 vacant seats on Sep 25

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Press Trust of India

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan will contest by-elections to all 9 vacant seats on September 25.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (File photograph)

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Friday introduced to contest an election on all 9 National Assembly seats that fell vacant after his get together’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawmakers resigned.

At least 123 lawmakers of PTI had tendered resignation en masse on April 11, two days after Khan was ousted by way of a no-confidence vote.

But the speaker accepted the resignation of solely 11 of them on July 28, resulting in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) saying that the by-election on 9 can be held on September 25. Two lawmakers had been not directly elected and no election is required for his or her seats.

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The PTI introduced that Khan has determined to “personally contest elections from the nine constituencies”.

There is not any authorized bar on an individual to contest elections on the variety of seats. However, after the elections, the elected particular person can retain just one seat and the ECP is sure to carry elections on the opposite seats inside 60 days.

Separately, PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry stated that the get together would maintain a rally within the capital of Islamabad inside the subsequent 48 hours and it might give a deadline to the federal government to dissolve assemblies and maintain contemporary elections.

“We will give the deadline and if the government refuses to dissolve assemblies within that period, then we will announce a future course of action,” he stated, including {that a} most of 1 month can be given as a deadline.

The improvement confirmed the deepening of Pakistan’s political disaster that was set in movement in April when Khan’s authorities was toppled.

The present meeting would full its allotted five-year tenure in August subsequent 12 months however Khan and his PTI are decided to drive snap polls.

According to a media report on Thursday, Pakistan’s election fee is making ready to carry common elections by October, one 12 months forward of schedule.

The ECP has accomplished the work of delimitation of constituencies and eradicated any objections concerning them, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted sources as saying.

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