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The election commission canceled Imran’s nomination

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Imprisoned former prime minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has filed a nomination petition to contest the national elections to be held in February next year. But the Election Commission of the country rejected his application. According to some Pakistani media, the Indian media Indian Express says that this application was canceled on Saturday.

Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), applied for nomination from two National Legislative Assembly seats, Lahore and Mianwali. But both the applications were rejected. However, he will have the opportunity to appeal against this decision, his party has informed.

Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan was forced to step down from the post of Prime Minister in April 2022. Since then, this 71-year-old politician is facing one crisis after another. He is now serving a three-year prison sentence for selling undisclosed gifts from government coffers while in power.

Meanwhile, the caretaker government came to power in Pakistan. The date of the national election has been fixed. According to the announcement of the Election Commission, national elections will be held in Pakistan on February 8.

Earlier, recently the Supreme Court of the country rejected an application of Imran Khan. Imran filed a petition seeking annulment of the three-year sentence in the Toshakhana case. The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected the application as the ‘necessary conditions’ were not met.

Pakistani media The Dawn reported that Imran Khan’s lawyer Sardar Latif Khosa made the application on December 11. Earlier, Imran’s lawyer had filed the same petition in the Islamabad High Court. But when the High Court rejected that application, Imran approached the Supreme Court. Then the Supreme Court also sent back the petition.

On August 5, Imran Khan was found guilty in the Toshakhana case (allegations of selling gifts from various countries and institutions in state archives). The District and Sessions Judge Court of Islamabad sentenced him to three years imprisonment. At the same time, the court declared Imran ineligible for election for five years.


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