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ECP Grants Plea for Gandapur’s Disqualification

ECP Grants Plea for Gandapur's Disqualification

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has accepted a petition seeking the disqualification of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and has scheduled a formal hearing for March 26 following preliminary proceedings.


A two-member bench of the Election Commission, comprised of Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi, issued a notice to the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).

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The bench directed the District Election Commission of DI Khan to submit a report regarding allegations of false statements regarding a 735 kanal property in the nomination papers and accusations of asset concealment by Gandapur before March 26.

During the preliminary hearing on the application filed by Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) Kafeel Nizami, the bench was informed that 735 kanals of land in DI Khan had been temporarily transferred to Ali Amin Gandapur, despite Asif Khan being the original owner of the land.

According to the written decision, based on the asset details provided by Ali Amin in 2020, he acquired a Land Cruiser vehicle by selling the same land, which potentially renders him ineligible for the Provincial Assembly seat due to the provision of false information.

The Election Commission received a petition against Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for allegedly concealing assets. Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) Kafeel Nizami filed the application stating Ali Amin Gandapur made false statements regarding his property in the nomination papers. By doing this, it was alleged that Ali Amin Gandapur is no longer considered Sadiq and Amin. The petition requested the ECP to disqualify Gandapur as the chief minister.