ECP issues show cause notice to Imran Khan for not holding PTI intra-party polls
The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a show cause notice to Prime Minister Imran Khan for not conducting the intra-party elections of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The ECP sent a show cause notice to Imran Khan as a Chairman of his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The election commission sought a reply from the PTI Chairman within 14 days.
“Why don’t the commission take back the PTI’s party symbol for not holding the intra-party election,” ECP notice reads.
As per the requirement, PTI had to submit the details of the intra-party election in the ECP by June 13th. All political parties are required to hold intra-party elections as per the ECP requirement mentioned in the relevant Act.
Earlier, the ECP has sought a report from the scrutiny committee on the PTI’s request that it should also be given access to the bank account details submitted by two major opposition parties – PML-N and PPP – in connection with an investigation into their alleged foreign funding. Minister of State for Information Farrukh Habib later talking to reporters dismissed complainant Akbar S Babar’s fact finding report and said that Babar was allegedly getting paid by the PML-N to pursue this case.
Reporter Zeeshan Bhatti