Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also raised question on Imran Khan’s filed assets and asked his counsel Naeem Bukhari whether hiding assets in the nomination paper was an act of deliberate lying or a mistake
Though, the Islamabad High Court last week suspended the non-bailable arrest warrant still Khan appeared before the five-member Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) bench led by Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza.
In the previous hearing, Khan, in his reply submitted through his lawyer Babar Awan, had stated that he confirmed the apology tendered by his previous counsel and that the contempt of court matter is a “closed transaction belonging to the past”.
On the first of August, Member National Assembly (MNA), Gulalai, accused him of sending her messages of seduction from his protected Blackberry cellphone in October 2013.
Article 62 of the Constitution of Pakistan defines who can and cannot qualify for membership of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Pakistan’s Parliament). It spells the prerequisites for an individual to be considered eligible to lead the state.
Prime Minister Abbasi, in his address to lawmakers, called for the formation of a special committee to probe the allegations against Khan in-camera and suggested that the committee present a report before the House after its investigation so that the “matter can be closed”.
A furious social media backlash threatening violence against Khan’s accuser, lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai, has also exposed raw nerves about the treatment of women in Pakistan.
Between assassinations, martial law, creeping coups and judicial dictatorships, Pakistan is almost constantly in a state of ferment…Nothing like an alleged sexual distraction, though, to spice things up a bit and provide some dramatic relief, of course at the expense of the woman in question.
The 64-year-old cricketer-turned-politician faced heavy criticism and pressure to quit after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Ayesha Gulalai in a televised press conference on Tuesday said he has been sending “inappropriate and explicit messages” to her and other women workers of the party.
Hanif Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh said that Khan did not submit the complete bank statement of his offshore company that was found on May 10, 1983 and winded up in 2015. The counsel also said that Khan himself had admitted that he was the beneficial owner of the NSL.
Ayesha Gulalai, accused Imran Khan of sending “obscene text messages” to women leaders of the party. She refused to share the messages but said that “they were so mean that nobody can tolerate them.”
Pakistan’s Opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf party welcomed the unanimous decision to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and called it and yo godfather’s rule. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan took to twitter and said, “Godfather’s Rule has ended for good! Truth & Justice have prevailed!”
“We have presented our record. We hope that the Election Commission of Pakistan and other institutions will now ask (about the source of funding) from other parties,” Imran Khan said
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“Within 12 years, the Sharifs’ poor countrymen saw their one factory multiply into 30. That exponential expansion took place under their successive regimes,” Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said.