ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has notified the disqualification of former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan for five years and de-seated from NA-45 Kurram-I.
The election commission declared the former premier and PTI chief Imran Khan ‘disqualified’ for five years under Article 63(1)(h) and de-seated him from the NA-45 constituency.
The notification stated that the former premier was found guilty of corrupt practices and faced the penalty of three-year jail and a Rs100,000 fine.
On Saturday, the District and Sessions Court awarded a year’s jail term to the PTI chairman in the Toshakhana criminal case.
The court also imposed Rs 100,000 fine on the convicted chief of the PTI. The court also declared the former prime minister ineligible to hold public office for five years.
The court in its verdict said that the accused has been found guilty of corrupt practices and handed the PTI chairman three years jail sentence.
“Imran Khan deliberately submitted fake details [of Toshakhana gifts] to the ECP and is found guilty of corrupt practices,” he stated.
The court also declared the former prime minister ineligible to hold public office for five years.
Later, he was arrested from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore and shifted to Attock Jail.