ECP rejects application to disqualify Yousuf Raza Gilani.

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday dismissed the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) lawmakers on the Senate election video scandal to disqualify Senator Yousuf Raza Gilani over corrupt practices, saying he had no link to the case.

The ECP ordered the District Election Commissioner Islamabad to start a criminal case under Sections 167 (corrupt practices) and 168 (bribery) of the Elections Act, 2017 against Gilani's son Member of the Punjab Assembly Ali Haider Gilani, as well as PTI Members of the National Assembly Faheem Khan and Captain (retired) Jamil Ahmed Khan.

In its order, the Election Commission said it had been proved that Ali, Faheem, and Jamil had indulged in corrupt practices, adding the punishment under Sections 167 and 168 could be up to three years...

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