The Election Commission restored a petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan.

The ECP ordered Imran Khan to submit his reply till May 23.

The petitioner Hashim Ali Bhutta, in his plea, had said that Imran Khan did not mention his Bani Gala residence and London flats in his asset declaration.

The petition had also stated that the PTI chief failed to abide by article 62 and 63 of the constitution.

The ECP on January 16 had dismissed the petition because the petitioner had failed to appear at the hearing.

However, today counsel for the petitioner told the commission that he could not appeared on that day because of the demise of his close relative.

Shahid Gondal, counsel for the PTI chief argued that a similar application against his client has been filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi in the Supreme Court, therefore, the ECP should reject the petition before it.

However, later the Chief Election Commissioner after consultation restored the petition and sought response from Imran Khan on 23rd of this month.