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Plea against dissolution of Punjab Assembly moved in LHC

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  • Petition takes stand against dissolution on Imran Khan’s behest.
  • It states Khan wants to dissolve assemblies for his “own interests”.
  • PTI chief, CM Elahi, KP CM, Punjab governor and CEC party in plea.

A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court Monday seeking a stay on the possible dissolution of the Punjab assembly.

In the petition, filed by a citizen from Toba Tek Singh, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Punjab Chief Minister Chaurdhry Parvez Elahi, the province’s Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja have been added as party through the principle secretary.

The petition takes a position against the dissolution of the provincial assembly at the behest of Khan deeming it an unconstitutional and illegal action.

It stated that the PTI chief wants to dissolve the assembly for his own interests. Additionally, the petition also requested the court to issue orders and avert the possible dissolution.

Two days earlier, Imran Khan — in an address to the party’s workers and supporters — announced that the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies will be done on December 23 (Friday).

Before Khan issued the date, there were reports about CM Elahi not backing the PTI chief’s decision, but the chief minister refuted the rumours and vowed that he would back “all of Imran Khan’s decisions”.

Flanked by CM Elahi and KP CM Mahmood Khan, Imran Khan thanked them both for “sacrificing” their respective governments for the “betterment of the country” and announced that his party would now be starting its election campaign.

Reacting to the former prime minister’s decision, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah saithat the party would take a “U-turn on the matter within a week”.

“[People] will see how a U-turn will come within a week,” the interior minister said downplaying the PTI chief’s announcement.

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Judge Muhammad Ali Warraich postpones the £190 million corruption lawsuit until June 21.

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The £190 million corruption case at Adiala Jail was heard by Judge Muhammad Ali Waraich of the Accountability Court. The hearing was postponed until June 21.

The cross-examination and statement of one witness took place during the case hearing. At the next hearing, four more witnesses will be put through cross-examination.

Up to now, 30 witness statements have been recorded, of which 22 have already undergone cross-examination.

Bushra Bibi, the founder of the PTI, was in court today throughout the proceedings.

The PTI’s legal representatives in the lawsuit included Shoaib Shaheen, Niazullah Niazi, Salman Akram Raja, and Ali Zafar.

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Nationwide protest gatherings will be held by the PTI on June 14.

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Zahir Shah, the minister of food for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, has said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) will stage protests across the country to demand the release of PTI founder Imran Khan.

On June 14, protests around the country would take place, according to Zahir Shah Toru.

He added that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chief minister had made plans for protests in every district.

In the protests, fictitious accusations made against PTI founder Imran Khan and its leadership will be denounced.

There would be no breaking of the law or the constitution, according to KP Minister Zahir Shah.

At 5:00 p.m., the Mardan demonstration will take place.

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Shah Mehmood, founder of the PTI, and others found not guilty in Azadi March case

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Information suggests that court magistrate Malik Muhammad Imran exonerated Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, and Sheikh Rasheed, the chief of AML, in addition to announcing the reserved verdict.

Acquittal of Sadaqat Abbasi and Ali Nawaz Awan from the Azadi March case was also ordered by the court.

It should be mentioned that numerous prominent members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), like as Shah Mahmood Qureshi, former prime minister Imran Khan, and others, were apprehended by the police in separate complaint letters pertaining to the Azadi March.

Following unrest between police and the PTI leader in the provincial capital, 42 charges were filed against PTI senior leaders and workers for agitation.

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had previously found former prime minister Imran Khan and PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi not guilty in a case involving ciphers.

Decisions on appeals from the cipher case’s conviction were announced by Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the IHC.

The party’s vice-chairman and founder, who was convicted in a similar case in January of this year, received 10-year prison sentences apiece.

On the other hand, Qureshi’s arrest in the crimes that occurred on May 9th and Imran’s sentences in the Toshakhana and Iddat cases mean that they are unlikely to be released from prison anytime soon.

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