ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday submitted his reply before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in toshakhana reference filed by the Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.
Today’s proceedings were led by the five-member bench of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, with Barrister Ali Zafar representing Imran Khan.
“We directed you to submit the reply before today’s hearing,” the chief election commissioner said to Barrister Ali Zafar, who tendered his apology over the delay. “I admit my mistake and apologize for the inconvenience.”
In Imran Khan’s reply, it was said that his assets were not hidden and the citation was baseless and false. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan presented his reply to the Election Commission in Tosha Khana. Article 62 Section 1F of the Constitution does not apply here. Imran Khan asked the Election Commission to withdraw the reference.
Notably, Imran Khan is facing disqualification for allegedly hiding gifts from Toshakhana.
CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja led the proceedings of the case with Khalid Ishaq representing the National Assembly secretariat and Barrister Gohar pleading case on behalf of Imran Khan.
“We were not able to submit record owing to engagements during a FIA case,” he said. “This is only a matter of record. Why is it taking so much time?” the CEC asked and directed him to submit the record before the next hearing on September 07.