The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to hold intra-party polls in light of the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), party sources stated.
They said the decision to conduct intra-party elections had been approved by the party’s core committee.
While announcing its verdict on the matter last Thursday, the ECP instructed the PTI to hold intra-party polls within 20 days.
The ECP reserved the decision on Sept 13 after a PTI lawyer submitted a response following the issuance of a show-cause notice to the party. A four-member bench led by Nisar Durrani had heard the case.
The ECP had issued a notice to the PTI on Aug 2 regarding intra-party elections, asking why it should not be disqualified for not conducting the polls.
PTI lawyer Barrister Gohar said the intra-party elections were held before the amendment to the party constitution, and later the party withdrew these amendments.
In May last year, the ECP had issued a show-cause notice to the PTI chief for his failure to hold intra-party elections.
It had extended the date on the request of the PTI, allowing it to hold intra-party elections by June 13, 2022. However, the former ruling party failed to do so.