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Imran gets until Jan 19 to respond to the disqualification plea.

The disqualification petition filed against the former prime minister on the grounds that he failed to disclose information about his putative daughter Tyrian Jade White in the nomination papers has been handed till January 19 by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to be answered.

Chief Justice Aamir Farooq heard the case.

Salman Akram Raja and Abuzar Salman Khan Niazi submitted a letter of attorney on Imran’s behalf. Raja informed the court that a decision had already been made on Tyrian’s case and promised to provide a preliminary response regarding the application’s admissibility.

Chief Justice Farooq said, it is entirely up to you. You may respond in writing to the main case as well as provide a preliminary response.

Imran’s lawyer was given time by the court to prepare a written response. Saad Hassan, a lawyer for the Election Commission of Pakistan, said the court that despite numerous requests, the matter had been turned down.

The letter of counsel from Imran’s attorney had come, according to CJ Farooq, and they were allowing him time to respond. Raja was addressed by the chief judge, who also announced the arrival of Azhar Siddique and Abuzar. “Is there any lawyer left who belongs to Lahore?”

Siddique replied, “The petitioner’s lawyer is also from Lahore.”

The hearing was then postponed until January 19 by the court. Plea against Imran’s victory withdrawn The Pakistan Muslim League-appeal Nawaz’s to withdraw its application to block the notification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan’s victory has been granted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The ECP held a hearing at the request of PML-N leader Ali Gohar Baloch for stopping the notification of Imran’s victory.The petitioner declared his intention to withdraw his case during the hearing.

Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja remarked that first the petitioner filed a plea and did not appear for three hearings. Now, he has come to withdraw the application.

The PML-N leader’s request to withdraw his application was granted by the ECP.

Imran was found guilty of making false claims and filing fake declarations, according to Baloch’s position in the petition, which led to his disqualification from the assembly. His stance was that since Imran had been pronounced ineligible, he was not allowed to join the assembly and the announcement of his victory should not have been made.