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ECP takes notice of Imran Khan’s fiery speech targeting CEC

During his Sunday press conference, Imran Khan, once again, heavily criticized the ECP and CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja. 

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s latest speech targeting the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

According to the details, the ECP took notice of Imran Khan’s speech against CEC and has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to provide it with the script of his speech today.

Moreover, it is being reported that the Election Commission may take action against Imran Khan under Article 204.

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During his Sunday press conference, Imran Khan, once again, heavily criticized the ECP and CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja.

Commenting on the matter of his disqualification at the Elections Commission of Pakistan, the PTI leader said that the ECP will earn more “humiliation if it disqualifies” him.

“The Election Commission has no power to disqualify me. Even if they do so, will the nation vote for anyone else?” Imran Khan said questioning the reputation of the ruling coalition in the Centre.

Pertinent to mention that PTI leaders often take shots at the Election Commission and Chief Election Commissioner. Earlier, this week, PTI Senior Vice-President Fawad Chaudhry said the ECP and CEC wanted to disqualify Khan.

“But the people will not accept the decisions taken behind closed doors. [The government] should accept the people’s decision and move forward. There can be no stability without new elections,” he said.

The CEC, on the other hand, said that the ECP neither has any favorites nor is it against anyone. The ECP has already started contempt proceedings against Imran Khan and other party leaders over the alleged use of intemperate and contemptuous remarks against the commission and its chief.

However, the PTI moved to the court against the ECP’s jurisdiction regarding starting contempt proceedings and issuing show-cause notices in this regard.

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