ISLAMABAD: The Nat­io­nal Assembly Speaker has forwarded a reference to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from the legislature, Geo News reported late on Sunday night.

The reference, which was filed on Aug 4 by PML-N MNAs, would have automatically stood referred to the ECP at the end of a 30-day period under Article 63 of the Constitution.

Quoting National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, the channel said the reference stated that Imran Khan had made “misstatements” about his Bani Gala property.

According to the channel, the speaker noted that Mr Khan had declared he had received the property as a gift, whereas he had actually purchased it from his ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith.

Published in Dawn, September 5th, 2016

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