ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) accepted the application of opposition’s Rahbar Committee and ordered to conduct hearing of the foreign funding case against the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
The order came after the Rehbar Committee on Wednesday submitted an application, demanding that a case regarding the scrutiny of ruling PTI’s foreign funds be heard on a daily basis.
In the application submitted ECP Secretary, the committee urged the ECP to decide the case before the expiry of the chief election commissioner’s term next month.
According to sources, the foreign funding case against the PTI was fixed for hearing before the scrutiny committee on Nov 26.
On Wednesday, prior to submitting the memorandum to the ECP secretary, the Rehbar Committee held an informal meeting at Parliament House after which they staged a protest outside the ECP.
Speaking to media outside the ECP, Durrani said: “Our demand is that the case be heard on a daily basis so that there isn’t a delay in it.”
He said that once the case is concluded, neither PTI nor the current government would remain [in power].
On the other hand, PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said: “This is the biggest corruption scandal in Pakistani politics.”
He said that it was the duty of the chief election commissioner to resolve the case during his tenure, adding that that the PML-N has always said that all cases against its leadership should be heard in open trials.
Meanwhile, PPP’s Nayyar Bukhari said that the case has been pending for five years because PTI lawyers were constantly submitting new petitions pertaining to the case.