PTI lawyer skips ECP hearing of foreign funding case

By: News Desk
Published: 03:01 PM, 9 Feb, 2022
PTI lawyer skips ECP hearing of foreign funding case
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday had to adjourn the hearing of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case until March 1 when it learned that the ruling party’s lawyer Anwar Mansoor could not show up since he was busy at the Supreme Court (SC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

The lawyer junior to him, on the other hand, sought more time from the election commission so that he could prepare his arguments. 

A three-member bench of the ECP, headed by the chief election commissioner, is presently hearing the case. 

Akbar S. Babar, the petitioner, appeared along with his lawyer

Claiming that he was always prepared, Babar’s lawyer requested the ECP to inquire from the lawyer representing the PTI as to when he would be ready to give arguments.  

He regretted that already the ECP had adjourned the hearing of the case 24 times on the ruling party’s request. 

He further said that although he had been handed the documents only two days ago, on February 7, he was ready to give initial arguments in the case. 

Reporter Usman Khan