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Objections to PTI intra-party polls will be responded to: Gohar

The PTI chairman maintained that they would respond to any objections raised by the commission

By Mumtaz Alvi
May 01, 2024
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan arrives at the Islamabad High Court on August 9, 2023. – AFP
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan arrives at the Islamabad High Court on August 9, 2023. – AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan has told the Election Commission of Pakistan that the objections raised on PTI’s intra-party polls would be duly responded.

He said this as a five-member full bench of the ECP, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, heard the matter. Gohar and the party’s chief election commissioner Raoof Hasan, who is also the information secretary, appeared before the forum here, besides ECP DG Political Finance Masood Akhtar.

The PTI chairman maintained that they would respond to any objections raised by the commission. However, he informed the bench that they were hitherto not given details of what exactly the objections were.

Later, talking to journalists outside the ECP office, Gohar said He said they preferred not to opt for a boycott of elections and afterwards came out for their rights. He regretted that attempts were made to suppress the PTI leadership in every way, but people supported them.

About the Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Hamid Raza’s statement of quitting parliament if PTI founder Imran Khan remained in jail, Gohar explained that Raza had talked about the option of resignation. On the option of talks, he said as far as dialogue was concerned, it should be with everyone. “We have no dialogue with anyone yet, we will tell you if it happens,” he said in reply to a question. Meanwhile, the full ECP bench heard Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur’s case of misrepresentation in annual returns. The commission dismissed his plea accordingly against Gandapur, as the Peshawar High Court (PHC) had suspended the ECP notice issued to him.