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Opposition demands hearing of PTI foreign funding case on daily basis

Opposition demands hearing of PTI foreign funding case on daily basis
November 20, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) –The joint opposition’s Rehbar Committee on Wednesday protested in front of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and demanded to conduct hearing of the PTI foreign funding case on daily basis. JUI-F leader Akram Durrani said that the illegal funding case against the ruling PTI has been ongoing for five years and this case should not be delayed anymore and the ECP should announce a quick judgment. Durrani, accompanied by PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal, submitted a letter to the chief election commissioner on the matter. The letter has been signed by all the members of the Rehbar Committee. Akram Durrani said that he is hopeful that some action will be taken and its judgment will be announced soon. “Delays in such cases are bad for our country,” he added. Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Nayyer Bukhari said that the ECP has all documental proofs against the PTI foreign funding. “There is no declaration of the 18 accounts, why the PTI fears from audit of its party foreign funding,” he added. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) senior leader Ahsan Iqbal said that the chief election commissioner should take this case to logical end in his tenure. On the other hand, the PTI filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to challenge the ECP’s decision to reject its applications against an audit of the party’s foreign funding. The ruling party requested the court to restrain the scrutiny committee formed by the election commission from probing the party’s foreign funding. On Oct 10, the ECP rejected four application filed by PTI seeking secrecy in the scrutiny of the foreign funding case against the party. ON March 12, the ECP formed a committee to probe into the foreign funding details of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). A five-member bench of ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza Khan was conducting the hearing of the case. During the proceedings, PTI leader Sardar Azhar appeared before the tribunal on behalf of council for PTI Mansoor, while petitioner, Akbar S Babar was also present. The tribunal while announcing its judgement, ordered to constitute a committee which will probe into the party’s foreign funding details and submit a report before the commission within a month.