Islamabad (October 16, 2017): The core committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has decided that Irman Khan would appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan in party funding case on October 26.
The bigwigs of the party after a long discussion recommended that Imran Khan should appear before the ECP on October 26. Imran Khan also showed agreement with the decision.
However, committee has decided to continue pursuing the case in Islamabad High Court, in which party has challenged the jurisdiction of ECP regarding contempt of court.“The holing of fair and transparent elections is the utmost onus of the election commission, however ECP has failed to perform its duties with letter and soul,” committee meeting declaration said adding that ECP has been showing unusual activeness in some cases and negligence in other cases that caused the damage for the PTI.
It also said that ECP has lessened nothing from the investigations of judicial commission and failed to rectifying the flaws mentioned by the judicial commission.
“As a political party PTI has complete right to present its view point at any issue and refraining from critics or expressing reservation on ECP is undemocratic and tantamount to damage democratic values.On October 12, The Election Commission of Pakistan had issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) for arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in relation to the contempt of court case against him.
A five-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Raza Khan heard contempt of court case against the PTI chief.
As the PTI chief did not submit reply on the show-cause notice issued to him by the commission, the ECP issued his non-bailable warrants for arrest.