PTI files petition in IHC against ‘partial’ Election Commission
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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking an order against the Election Commission of Pakistan while accusing it of partiality in the foreign funding case against the party, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
In its petition, the PTI stated that the ECP was showing bias while conducting proceedings against the party in foreign funding case. It alleged that unlike PTI case, the ECP was not conducting scrutiny of accounts of 17 other political parties.
Keeping in view the partiality being shown by the ECP, the PTI is an affectee party, the petition added while pleading with the court to order the commission that it should direct the State Bank of Pakistan to investigate the accounts of 17 political parties.
The court was implored that the commission be directed to decide cases against 17 political parties within a month while hearing them on a daily basis.
The respondents included ECP, PML-N, PPP, MQM, Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami Muslim League, Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), BNP, PTI and others.
Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani