Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday reserved verdict regarding Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI)’s Chief Imran Khan’s plea challenging disqualification reference against him in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Chief Justice Anwar Khan Kasi resumed hearing of the case filed by Imran Khan through his counsel Baber Awan.

During the course of proceedings, Deputy Attorney General (DAG), Fasi ur Rehman Niazi appeared before the court and argued that delaying tactics were being adopted to avoid ECP decision in reference, which was expected against the PTI chief.

The deputy attorney general appealed the court to allow the ECP to precede the reference against PTI chief.

Babar Awan counsel for the Khan had pleaded in the petition that the reference filed against now became time barred as 90 days have passed with regard to reference being pending before the ECP. He said the ECP was bound to decide any reference within 90 days.

After hearing the arguments from both sides, the court reserved its verdict in the case.

The reference had been filed by Muhammad Talal Chaudhry and six other MNAs seeking disqualification of Imran Khan as MNA under Clause 2 of Article 63 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973.