ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday dismissed the reply submitted by designated prime minister Imran Khan in violation of ballot secrecy case, according to media reports.
Imran’s counsel Babar Aiwan submitted Imran’s reply stating that his client picture was taken without his approval also adding that crowd around Imran made the curtain of polling both to fall.
The reply also sought the ECP to announce the winning notification for the cricketer turned politician in NA-53 Islamabad, however the election monitoring body headed by Chief Election Commissioner directed Imran via counsel to submit proper reply via affidavit by tomorrow.
The case revolves around the violation of the code of conduct issued by ECP while casting the vote, as cricketer turned politician Imran had cast his vote openly in July 25 elections from NA 53 constituency— an apparent violation of secrecy of ballot.
Following the video, which went viral, the Election monitoring body took a notice and dispatched notice to Imran to explain his position.
However on Tuesday, Imran’s victory notification from NA-53 Islamabad was withheld on the aforementioned reasons.
Whereas, according to sources the ECP accepted unconditional apology of former speaker Ayaz Sadiq, CM KP Pervez Khattk and Imran Khan for using foul language in election campaign.
Imran Khan defeated former prime minister from Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with a heavy margin of plus 10, 000 lead.