ECP orders final arguments in Vawda disqualification case
Reserves ruling on Habib’s plea in PML-N, PPP foreign funding case
Petitioner Qadir Khan Mandokhel on Wednesday pleaded to a two-member bench of the Election Commission to take action against the Returning Officer (RO) of the Election Commission in NA-249.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has reserved a ruling on a plea seeking access to documents filed in connection with PML-N and PPP foreign funding case until October 11.
PML-N counsel Jahangir Jadoon said the PTI lawyers have another motive as they did not want to see just the record. He said the petitioner did not submit any record of foreign funding proofs in the ECP Scrutiny Committee.
ECP Member Nisar Usmani said, “We gave permission to Akbar S Babar to see the PTI record.” On this, the PML-N lawyer said, “Our case is different from the PTI foreign funding case.”
Talking to media outside the Election Commission, Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib said that PML-N is a party which worships ‘money’. “Like Akbar Babar, we should also be allowed to review the documents but PPP and PML-N are not ready to show the documents either,” he said.
“As per the SBP, a political party hides 12 and another hides seven accounts,” he claimed.
He said PTI had submitted a record of 40,000 donors.