Railing against election czar, Imran seeks CJP's intervention.

LAHORE -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday cast aspersions on the role of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, as he urged Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial for intervention to 'set things right'.

Addressing the long march rallies in multiple cities via video link, the former prime minister claimed the election commissioner was working on an 'anti-PTI agenda'. He alleged that Mr Raja was not only a 'PML-N man' but was also allegedly working for the 'handlers' - a euphemism for establishment.

The PTI chairman asked the chief justice to hear the case filed by the former ruling party against the election watchdog head. 'This man is targeting me with two cases: foreign funding and Toshakhana - both fake ones. He has so far taken eight (anti-PTI) decisions and all were turned down by the courts, clearly indicating his bias against the PTI,' Mr Khan claimed.

Imran Khan lamented that former president Asif Ali Zardari, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP leader Yousuf Raza Gillani also received gifts from Toshakhana during their tenure, but he was the only one being targeted for taking gifts.

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The former premier also sought the top court's intervention over the issue of FIR registration in the Wazirabad gun attack case. Mr Khan said the CJP should also take notice of the custodial torture of Azam Swati and the murder of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya.

'All three cases merit intervention by the chief justice of Pakistan. It is my fundamental right to get the names of [whom Imran suspects] included in the FIR. However, the police...

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