Casting doubts over the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) impartiality, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) questioned the commission’s jurisdiction in scrutinising the party’s old financial statements in a reply submitted to the Supreme Court.
The reply has been submitted in relation to a petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, who seeks Imran Khan’s disqualification over what he terms are irregularities in his party’s financial accounts.
It said that the ECP is trying to declare PTI a ‘foreign-funded party’ although it does not have the authority to do so.
PTI’s reply, submitted by counsel Anwar Mansoor, further states that the ECP cannot conduct a fair inquiry because of its impartiality and bias against PTI.
The ECP, in turn, submitted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s financial documents for the past six years in the Supreme Court.
Documents also include PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s certificate stating that the party has not received funds from a prohibited source.
It also submitted financial documents for other major political parties, including the PPP, PML-F, PML-N, JI, MQM-P and PML-Q, but the documents cover a much shorter time span as compared to the papers submitted for PTI.
Jul 19, 2017 0
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