LAHORE: In a significant development, a larger bench of the Lahore High Court is set to address the petition challenging the disqualification of the former prime minister and PTI founder in the Toshkhana case.
Justice Shujaat Ali, presiding over the Lahore High Court (LHC), conducted the initial hearing on Friday and subsequently referred the case to a larger bench.
Representing the former prime minister, Barrister Ali Zafar presented arguments in court. The petitioner asserted that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had unfairly disqualified him for five years on August 8, 2023, with the intention of preventing his participation in elections.
Barrister Ali Zafar strongly contended that the allegations against his client are unfounded. He urged the court to declare the disqualification null and void, requesting the suspension of the notification until the final decision on the petition is reached.
Emphasizing that the date for general elections had been announced under the Supreme Court’s directives, he highlighted his client’s desire to actively participate in the upcoming polls.