ECP declares ineligibility case against Khusro Bakhtiar, brother inadmissible

Finance Wing fails to submit political parties funding report, seeks more 15 days to complete task

By: News Desk      Published: 02:49 PM, 5 Jan, 2021
ECP declares ineligibility case against Khusro Bakhtiar, brother inadmissible

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has declared an ineligibility case against Federal Minister Khusro Bakhtiar and his brother Punjab Finance Minister Javan Bakht as inadmissible, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

A four-member bench headed by ECP Punjab Member Altaf Ibrahim heard the case against both brother-ministers Khusro Bakhtiar and Hashim Jawan Bakht.

Petitioner Ahsan Abid appeared before the Election Commission of Pakistan where the Commission has declared the indelibility case against Federal Minister of Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar and Punjab Finance Minister for Finance Javan Bakht as inadmissible, the TV channel reported.

On the other hand, the ECP Political Finance Wing failed to submit the political parties funding details and now sought more time to complete the task, the TV channel reported.

The ECP has granted 15 days to complete the probe into funding of political parties. A four-member bench headed by Election Commission of Pakistan Member Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi heard the scrutiny case of political parties funding at the request of PTI.

The TV channel reported that the Political Finance Wing of ECP sought more time to scrutinize statements of political parties.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till January 20.

It is pertinent to note that in the last hearing the report submitted by the Political Finance Wing regarding the investigation of political parties funding was declared unsatisfactory.