Protesters gather at capital’s F9 park on Imran’s call

Scores of PTI supporters gathered at Islamabad’s F-9 park on Thursday to protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja on the call of party chief Imran Khan.

Decked in red and green scarves and bands, the crowd chanted slogans against the electoral body and demanded the resignation of all its officials.

The protest comes after ECP passed its verdict in the PTI prohibited funding case. In the August 2 judgment, it had declared PTI to be a “foreign-funded party”.

Imran and his party members had rejected the decision, calling it “illegal and unconstitutional”.

Earlier today, PTI lawmakers made their way through barbed wires and barricades to reach outside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s office in Islamabad and registered their protest against the electoral body.

The protesters included PTI leaders Faisal Javed Khan, Fawad Chaudhry, Pervez Khattak, Asad Umar, Azam Swati, Shibli Faraz, and Kanwal Shauzab among others. They chanted “imported hukoomat namanzoor” slogans while marching towards the ECP office.

The demonstrators were also carrying placards inscribed with demands of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja’s resignation. Some of the banners read “Biased chief election commissioner unacceptable” and “ECP abettors of PML-N, PPP”.

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