Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s election commission (ECP), in a unanimous decision, has found former Prime Minister Imran Khan guilty of “corrupt practices” and disqualified him from being a member of parliament.
Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party immediately rejected Friday’s ruling and called on supporters to take to the streets.
Chaudhry called the ECP’s decision “embarrassing” and a “slap in the face” for Pakistan’s people.
“This verdict is not an attack on Imran Khan only. It is an attack on Pakistan’s constitution and its people,” he told reporters.
Khan, who was removed from his office in April through a parliamentary vote of no confidence, has accused the commission of bias, and has singled out its chief, Sikandar Sultan Raja, of prejudice against him and his party.