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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday while initiating proceedings on the impeachment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan, issued a notice to remove the ousted prime minister as the party’s president.
Sources privy to the matter said that the PTI confirmed receipt of the notification sent by the election inspectors, while PTI chief Asad Umar has decided to write a letter to the Chief Election Officer (CEC) Sultan Sikandar Raja seeking the cause of it is after the notification.
Earlier, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought a response from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar for his diatribe against the judiciary in his November 26 speech at his party’s Rawalpindi rally.
Justice Jawad Hassan of the LHC’s Rawalpindi bench heard a petition filed by the additional registrar of Rawalpindi against the former planning minister.
Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi, CPO and lawyer Mr. Umar Faisal Chaudhry appeared before the court.
During the hearing, Justice Hassan said that the PTI leader used insulting words against the courts. Stating that no one can make any institution or human behavior in dispute under the Act, the judge said that the court has the authority to include such elements. The court summoned the PTI leader in the next hearing scheduled for December 7.
On November 26, Mr. Umar announced the end of PTI’s long journey and aimed at the judiciary. “The nation may find that the doors of justice are closed even in the Supreme Court,” he said.
While pointing out the lack of registration of a case against the assassination attempt on Imran Khan, he has said that justice has not prevailed in the country.