PTI leader Raoof Hasan unanimously appointed party’s chief election commissioner

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Raoof Hasan has been unanimously appointed chief election commissioner of the PTI. 

This decision was taken in the PTI’s general body meeting, held virtually on Wednesday. The meeting was held through a video link due to the closure of its Central Secretariat.

The meeting was attended by PTI leaders Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, Omar Ayub, Raoof Hassan as well as members and officials from Quetta, Peshawar, and Islamabad among others.

A resolution regarding the intra-party elections was also scheduled to be presented in the meeting. A strategy for conducting intra-party elections in 15 days will also be formed.

Earlier in the day, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir pronounced the decision in the Toshakhana reference case and sentenced former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to 14-year imprisonment each.

The PTI founder was also disqualified from holding any public office for 10 years. A fine of Rs787 million each was also imposed on the couple.

Imran Khan was present in court, while Bushra Bibi did not appear. The court summoned the PTI founder to appear and inquired about submission of his statement under Section 342 of the CrPC.