IHC seeks ECP’s record on scrutiny of PML-N, PPP funding

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday sought a complete record from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding scrutiny of the funding of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Farrukh Habib seeking early scrutiny of the two parties funding. Aima Anwar Khan, the counsel for the petitioner, stated that the court had sought the record from the ECP during the last hearing.

The ECP’s Director General Law requested the court to grant more time for the purpose as the Commission was engaged in the election matters.

The chief justice questioned what were the engagements of ECP as it was not even holding local government elections in the Federal Capital.

The DG Law replied that the ECP was making preparations for LG polls in the Capital, while three National Assembly seats from Islamabad had also been vacated.

The court then adjourned the case till February 7, instructing the DG Law to come up with the complete record of the two parties funding on that date.

Verdict in petition in female judge threat case

Meanwhile, an additional district and sessions court Tuesday reserved verdict on Imran Khan’s petition seeking exemption from court appearance in a case pertaining to hurling threat at female judge Zeba Chaudhry during a PTI public rally last year.

Judge Rana Mujahid Raheem heard the petition filed by Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan.

TDuring the hearing, PTI Chief Imran Khan did not appear before the court. Prosecutor Rizwan Abbasi requested the court to issue non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran.

However, Imran’s lawyer Naeem Haider submitted an application on behalf of the PTI chief seeking the latter’s exemption from court appearance on medical grounds for today.

The judge inquired from the lawyer where his power of attorney was. The lawyer replied that he came to know about the court notice yesterday night.

 

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