KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday issued notices to PTI chairman Imran Khan and summoned him on Aug 23 in the prohibited funding case, Dawn.com reported.

According to the ECP, the case titled “Notice to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf in terms of Rule 6 of Political Parties Rules 2006, in compliance of judgement by the commission dated Aug 2 in case title Akbar Sher Babar” has been fixed for hearing on Aug 23, at 10am.

It also issued a notice to Mr Khan in a separate matter with regard to his disqualification, which will be heard on Aug 16.

Earlier this week, the electoral body, in a unanimous verdict, ruled that the PTI did indeed receive prohibited funding and issued a notice to the party asking why the funds should not be confiscated.

The ECP has also accepted for hearing a reference seeking the disqualification of Imran from public office filed by a group of MNAs associated with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

It has been fixed for hearing on Aug 18, according to the commission’s website.

The reference was filed on Thursday by MNA Barrister Mohsin Nawaz Ranjha to Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja, carrying signatures of lawmakers Agha Hassan Baloch, Salahudeen Ayubi, Ali Gohar Khan, Syed Rafiullah Agha and Saad Waseem Sheikh.

It demanded the ECP to disqualify Imran under Sections 2 and 3 of Article 63 of the Constitution, read with Article 62(1f). It also carried documentary evidence to corroborate their claims against the ex-PM.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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