PTI requests ECP to defer verdict in foreign funding case

By: News Desk
Published: 12:36 PM, 14 Jun, 2022
PTI requests ECP to defer verdict in foreign funding case
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The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf lawyer has submitted a plea requesting the Election Commission to defer the pronouncement of verdict in party’s foreign funding case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The chief election commissioner, however, remarked that he would announce decision on PTI’s plea today while petitioner Akbar S Babar’s lawyer requested the bench to reject PTI’s deferment plea. 

A three-member bench of the ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja heard the case on Tuesday. 

PTI lawyer Anwar Mansoor appeared before the commission and he is expected to conclude his arguments tomorrow.

During the court proceeding, the PTI lawyer submitted a plea for the deferment of the verdict in the case saying the foreign funding case was already sub judice in Islamabad High Court. 

On this, the CEC remarked that the commission would take decision on his plea today. He also stopped petitioner Akbar’s lawyer from talking on this matter anymore who wanted the commission to throw out PTI’s deferment plea.

Lawyer Anwar Mansoor said that a scrutiny committee was established on the Supreme Court’s order and it was for the first time that a thorough scrutiny of the funds of a relatively new political party was conducted. 

He also pointed to several flaws in the scrutiny committee’s report. He said it had not been proved that the PTI got funding from prohibited sources. 

Ahsan says Imran, PTI will be disqualified after ECP verdict 

PML-N leader and federal minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that when the ECP announces its decision in the PTI foreign funding case, both Imran Khan and his party would be disqualified. 

He said that it was habit of Imran Khan that if he got verdict in his favour, he welcomed it but if he got judgement against him, then he started crying foul. 

He said that Imran Khan kept on bringing judiciary and ECP under pressure. He said that the coalition government was taking country to the development. He held that they were saving country at the risk of their political repute. 

The PML-N leader said that the previous Imran Khan-led PTI government could not prove any corruption cases against their political rivals during last four years.

Mr Iqbal was talking to media outside a court where he came to attend the hearing of a case against him. He said that corruption cases against Imran’s political rivals were politically motivated. 

He said that during his four-year stint, Imran Khan had destroyed sports projects in Pakistan. He put the national projects at the altar of his ego, he lamented.

Reporter Usman Khan