South Asia

Pakistan’s election commission disqualifies ex-PM Imran Khan from 2024 elections

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday rejected former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s nomination for the 2024 national elections.

Khan’s nomination papers were declined for the Lahore NA-122 and Mianwali NA-89 constituencies. The rejection follows objections to Khan’s nominations, accepted by the returning officers.

In Lahore, the objection was based on the grounds that Khan’s proposer and seconder were not from the NA-122 constituency, as noted by Returning Officer Sajjad Ahmad Qureshi.

Additionally, the ECP has disqualified Khan, the former chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, for five years.

In Mianwali, the returning officer cited Khan’s default on salaries of social security department officials as a reason for disqualification.