Imran Khan to file defamation law suit of Rs10 billion against CEC Sikandar Raja Sultan
At the outset of fourth day of Haqiqi Azadi March, PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced to file defamation law suit of Rs10 billion against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja for maligning him in foreign funding case and Toshakhana case.
While expressing gratitude to March participants he said that we can travel maximum of 12 kilometers in a day as people were giving us heartwarming reception at every stop.
Addressing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Imran Khan said that no biggest fraudster than CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja has occupied the office.
“He is the servant of the Sharif family as he was getting instructions from behind, I know who was instigating him from behind because this jackal had no tail to do it,” Khan added.
Imran Khan announced that he will file Rs10 billion defamation law suit against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja for maligning him in foreign funding case and Toshakhana case.
“I am doing this because he questioned my integrity,” he added.
Prohibited funding case:
On August 2022, in the unanimous decision of the three-member bench, the Chief Election Commissioner said that it was proved that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) received prohibited funding.
In the decision, it was said that funds from USA, Canada and Wootton Cricket to PTI were prohibited.
The verdict said that PTI received funds from 34 foreigners including Arif Naqvi, funding was also taken from Abraaj Group, IPI and USI.
Unknown accounts have also come to light, said the commission in its verdict, adding that hiding accounts is a “violation” of Article 17 of the Constitution.
Moreover, the ECP found that PTI Chairman Imran Khan submitted a false Nomination Form I and that the affidavit provided regarding party accounts was false.
The ECP decided to issue a show-cause notice to the PTI to explain why the commission should not seize the funds it received.
On October 21, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) disqualified PTI supremo Imran Khan for five years in Toshakhana case filed against him by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) citing, corrupt practices by party chairman.
The Toshakhana reference filed for the disqualification of the former Prime Minister was sent to the ECP by the Speaker of the National Assembly on the request of 5 members of the ruling coalition, on which the decision was reserved on September 19.
The unanimous decision reads, “Imran Khan has been declared ineligible to be elected as a member of Majlis Shura (Parliament) or Provincial Assembly under any law for the duration of the current assembly under Article 63 (13) for submitting a false affidavit in Toshakhana reference.”