ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday dismissed disqualification references against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen, Aaj News reported.
A five-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), headed by the chief election commissioner heard the references against against Imran Khan, Jehangir Tareen.
The references had been filed with National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq by PML-N lawmakers in August. In September, the speaker had forwarded the references to the ECP.
In a brief verdict, Chief Election Commissioner noted that the reference isn’t worthy of being heard.
In an earlier hearing, the Election Commission had decided to announce the verdict on March 16 (today).
PTI spokesman Naeemul Haque said as he addressed media after the announcement, “I am very satisfied with the ECP’s decision.”
“We want elections to remain clean and clear so that no party or individual has reasons to object,” he added.