IHC dismisses PTI petition challenging ECP decision
February 2, 2023 04:02 PM
The Islamabad High Court has thrown out PTI’s petition challenging Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision in prohibited foreign funding case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Aamir Farooq and consisted of Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Babar Sattar pronounced the verdict on Thursday, declaring that the ECP's report on the PTI's foreign funding case was correct.
The PTI had prayed the court to annul the ECP’s order in the case.
The IHC decision came after PTI chief Imran Khan had challenged the ECP order in the foreign funding case. The high court declared that the electoral watchdog was correct in issuing a show-cause notice to the PTI and rejected Imran's petition. Earlier the IHC bench had reserved the judgment.
Referring to the ECP order that he adopted legal fight against, Imran Khan had argued in his petition that the commission had declared his party as foreign-aided and had denied his declaration, claiming that the accounts of political parties were handled by chartered accountants.
Imran Kha also contended that the ECP targeted PTI and made it a case of “pick and choose”.
Reporter Ehtisham Kiyani