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Pakistan’s ex-PM Imran Khan faces risk of disqualification

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Press Trust of India

Pakistan’s ruling alliance has filed a plea with the election fee searching for a lifetime disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (File photograph)

Pakistan’s ruling alliance on Thursday filed a petition with the election fee searching for lifetime disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan for not disclosing info relating to the presents acquired from the Toshakhana in his belongings declaration.

The petition submitted by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) sought Khan’s lifetime disqualification beneath Article 62(1)(f) of the nation’s Constitution which is identical provision beneath which former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in 2017, Express Tribune reported.

The petition asserts that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman didn’t disclose the knowledge relating to the presents acquired from the Toshakhana in his belongings declaration and thus needs to be disqualified beneath the supply of Article 62(1)(f), which mentions the precondition for a member of parliament to be “sadiq and ameen” (trustworthy and righteous).

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As per Pakistan’s regulation, any reward acquired from dignitaries of a overseas state should be stored within the Toshakhana or the state depository.

The Toshakhana case made headlines after the Pakistan Information Commission (PIC) – an impartial and autonomous enforcement physique established beneath Section 18 of the Right of Access to Information Act – accepted an utility and ordered Cabinet Division to offer the details about the presents acquired by then prime minister Khan from overseas dignitaries.

According to Pakistani media stories, Khan had earned Rs 36 million from the sale of three costly watches gifted by visiting dignitaries from pleasant Gulf international locations.

While responding to the Toshakana controversy earlier in April, Khan had stated that these had been his presents, so it was his selection whether or not or to not maintain them. “Mera Tohfa, Meri Marzi [my gift, my choice],” he had stated.

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