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PTI foreign funding case: IHC suspends order of concluding case within 30 days

IHC seeks replies from respondents including ECP and 17 political parties by May 17.

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) suspended the order to conclude the PTI foreign funding case within 30 days.

In his order on Monday, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said: “The ECP is a constitutional institution so the court suspends its earlier order that the commission should announce its verdict within 30 days.”

As per the press release, a bench comprising of two members headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah suspended the direction given to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) of concluding the case within 30 days.

The bench combined the PTI petition against ECP’s alleged bias with the intra-court appeal and issued notices to the parties, seeking replies on May 17.

PTI today also filed an application against ECP under the accusation of partiality.

In the application, PTI has also requested IHC to order ECP to probe accounts of 17 other political parties in the country.

PTI had earlier filed an intra-court appeal against the verdict of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani.

On April 14, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of IHC ordered the conclusion of the foreign funding case of the PTI within 30 days, ruling that the ECP’s role “is of important nature and same cannot be curtailed in any manner”.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.