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Pakistan’s ex PM Imran Khan faces risk of disqualification

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Pakistan’s ex PM Imran Khan faces threat of disqualification

Pakistan’s ruling alliance on Thursday filed a petition with the election fee looking for lifetime disqualification of former prime minister Imran Khan for not disclosing data relating to the items 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 data relating to the items 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” (sincere and righteous).

As per Pakistan’s legislation, any reward acquired from dignitaries of a international state have to be stored within the Toshakhana or the state depository.

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

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

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