Imran decides not to contest NA by-polls

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday backtracked from his earlier decision of contesting by-elections on 33 vacant National Assembly (NA) seats in a bid to avert disqualification in the Tyrian White case

The PTI chairman had argued in the case before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that he was not supposed to disclose such information as he did not hold any public office

Imran, before withdrawal, was contesting on 33 NA vacant seats, after Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf accepted the resignations

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), after de-notifying the members, had issued the by-polls’ schedule

The by-elections, as per the commission’s notification, will be held on March 19, 2023

Date:05-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link