In a unanimous decision, Pakistan’s election commission (ECP) has found former Prime Minister Imran Khan accused of “corrupt practices” and proved him ineligible to be a member of parliament.

Ex-PM Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan had been suspected of incorrectly declaring particulars of presents from foreign dignitaries and takings from their alleged sale. The gifts comprised Rolex watches, a ring, and a pair of cuff links. His lawyers stated they would encounter the commission’s decision in the high court.

Imran Khan called on his followers to protest against the Friday decision, saying that vital rights and democracy had been suppressed in Pakistan. Videos on social media displayed police firing tear gas to scatter his supporters holding a dissent outside the capital Islamabad. Security in the city has been trodden up. Hours later, He asked people to close their protest.

As a result of the disqualification, he “ceases to be a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, and his seat has become vacant accordingly,” the ruling adds. Mr. Khan has been disqualified till the end of the current National Assembly term, which started in 2018.

Despite being disqualified, Imran Khan remains hugely popular among the nation. Currently, Pakistanis are questioning these decisions aggressively and might also take action. The unanimous conclusion by a five-member panel of the election commission is a huge hindrance to the whole judiciary system of Pakistan.

Mr. Khan confessed last month to have sold at least four gifts he had received in his tenure as prime minister and that they had been counted in his income tax returns. Government officials must declare all contributions but are permissible to keep those below a specific value.

The former Prime Minister of Pakistan has ultimately denied the charges in contrast to him. Formerly, he had not publicly displayed some gifts on national security grounds. Still, in a written suggestion, he admitted buying items valued at nearly $100,000 (£90,000) and selling them for more than double that amount.

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