The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday extended a stay order on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s removal as party chief.
After Imran Khan’s disqualification in the Toshakhana reference, the ECP started processes to remove him as chairman of the PTI.
Justice Jawad Hassan of the LHC heard the case requesting Khan’s dismissal as party leader. In order to create a full court bench, the court has submitted the case to the chief justice of the LHC.
“Important points have been raised in the case for which full court bench is recommended,” the LHC in its recommendation said.
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The LHC has also extended its stay order barring the Election Commission of Pakistan from action against Imran Khan.
As a result of Khan’s disqualification in the Toshakhana issue, the Lahore High Court earlier prohibited the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from removing him from his position as chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
In his petition, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief alleged that the electoral body had exceeded its authority by attempting to depose him as the leader of the party and that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had “illegally” served him with the notice.