ISLAMABAD: The opposition’s Rehbar Committee on Wednesday demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hear Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case on a daily basis.
The Rehbar Committee submitted a memorandum today to the secretary of the ECP demanding that a case regarding the scrutiny of ruling PTI’s foreign funds be heard on a daily basis.
Prior to submitting the memorandum today, the Rehbar Committee held an informal meeting at Parliament House after which they staged a protest outside the ECP.
Various opposition leaders including JUI-F leader Akram Durrani, PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal, PPP stalwart Farhatullah Babar and Nayyar Bukhari participated in the meeting as well as the protest that followed.
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.