ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday, dismissed the petition filed by former general secretary Yousuf Ali challenging the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) intra-party election.
Yousuf Ali had filed the petition asking the commision to declare the intra-party elections null and void on the grounds that the polling process had violated the party’s constitution.
In it’s reply, PTI submitted records of its intra-party elections, according to which as many as 256,997 votes were cast, of which Insaf Panel secured 189,055 whereas Ehtesaab Panel received 141,000 votes, whereas 26,255 votes were rejected.
The PTI’s counsel objected to giving the election records to the other party as it would violate the sanctity of the vote, adding that providing the records would give access to the phone number of voters.
The lawyer had argued that the party’s constitution can only be changed if there is a two-thirds majority of the Central Executive Council supporting it. As per the amended constitution, 2.7 million voters had to decide between PTI Chairman Imran Khan or party leader Naik Muhammad Khan.