ECP rejects Imran Khan’s nomination papers from Lahore, Mianwali.

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Islamabad, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) confirmed that it has rejected the nomination papers for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan from multiple constituencies, dealing a major blow to the former ruling party ahead of the upcoming elections slated for February 8, 2024.

Khan had filed his nomination papers from Lahore’s NA-122 and Mianwali’s NA-89 constituencies — both of which have been rejected by the top electoral body.

“The PTI founder has been convicted,” the returning officer (RO) assigned to scrutinise the nomination papers of the NA-122 constituency said, explaining the basis of the decision, dealing a blow to the PTI ahead of the polls.

The objections, raised by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Mian Naseer, had referred to Khan’s five-year disqualification in the Toshakhana case wherein the electoral body had found him guilty of corrupt practices under Section 167 of the Elections Act, 2017.