Imran challenges ECP verdict about dissidents

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Monday challenged the verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding the dissident members.

Earlier, the ECP had removed the reference against the disgruntled members of the PTI who had not voted according to the policy of the PTI. Following the verdict, Imran criticised the decision of the election watchdog and challenged it in the Supreme Court.

It has been stated that there was clear evidence of party members going against the party policy, thus the decision of dismissing the reference against them should be declared null and void.

About 19 disgruntled members have been nominated in the petition along with the ECP and Raja Riaz. Amir Liaquat Hussain has not been made a party to the case due to his death.

The PTI chairman said the ECP removed the references against the dissident members despite the fact that all evidence was there. The references were removed on the basis of lack of evidence, which was not a prudent decision, he said. He requested the Supreme Court to declare the decision of the ECP unconstitutional.