Imran Khan moves SC against Election Reforms Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has challenged the Election Reforms Bill 2017, just lately handed by the National Assembly and the Senate, within the Supreme Court.

Imran, in a transfer to stop ousted premier Nawaz Sharif from heading the PML-N, on Monday challenged the Act. In the petition Imran Khan said that amendments made within the Act are contradictory to the Constitution.

In the petition filed beneath Article 184/three of the Constitution, Khan maintained that the amendments in Act are in violation of the Constitution as a disqualified legislator can not transform a birthday party leader underneath the Political Parties Ordinance (PPO) 2002.

The petition stated that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif needed to depart his designation of birthday celebration chief after the Panama case verdict of July 28 disqualified him from Parliament.

Imran pleaded the courtroom to claim null and void Article nine, 10 and 203 of Election Reforms Act.

National Assembly, within the first week of October this yr, handed the Elections Bill 2017, paving means for former top minister Nawaz Sharif to regain chairmanship of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

The invoice used to be additionally ratified by President Mamnoon Hussain.

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