On Wednesday, Imran Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), filed a petition with the Lahore High Court (LHC) challenging the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) attempts to remove him as PTI chairman.
In his plea, the PTI leader claimed that the electoral watchdog was overstepping its bounds by attempting to depose him as PTI chairman. The notification was also “illegally” issued by the ECP, the document said.
In his petition to the LHC, Imran Khan requested a stay of the ECP notice and an injunction barring the electoral watchdog from taking any further action until the court’s decision.
The ECP disqualified the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Toshakhana in October.