ECP reserves verdict in foreign funding case against PML-N, PPP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has reserved its verdict on a petition seeking foreign funding details of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

The commission will announce the judgement on October 11, it said Wednesday.

During the proceedings, PML-N counsel Jahangir Jadoon argued the petitioner has failed to provide any evidence of foreign funding it claimed the party received during the years in question.

Whereas, an ECP member from Balochistan, Nisar Durrani, said he had also allowed the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to probe the record.

Meanwhile, the counsel for Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib sought more time to go through the records submitted by the two parties.

While talking to the media after the hearing, Habib said holding fair and transparent elections in the country was the commission’s chief responsibility.

The minister asked why the concerned authorities were not taking action against the statements of PTI’s political opponents.

He further said that there was a need to ensure transparency in the funding of all the parties.

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