Order to decide PTI foreign funding case within 30 days suspended

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court quashed the decision of the single bench to decide the PTI foreign funding case within 30 days.

The PTI had filed an intra-court appeal against the order of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani to decide the foreign funding case within 30 days.

A two-member bench headed by Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition against alleged bias of the Election Commission in the PTI’s prohibited foreign funding case.

The petition said that the ECP was showing impartiality in taking action against the PTI. The ECP refused to scrutinize the accounts of 17 political parties like the PTI accounts. The PTI was affected by the ECP’s behavior. There is a party, he said.

The PTI’s request said that the Election Commission should be ordered to investigate the accounts of 17 political parties, and that the SBP should investigate the accounts of all political parties.

Petitioner’s lawyer Shah Khawar Advocate said that PTI is facing scrutiny of some accounts. Farrukh Habib has filed a petition in the Election Commission against PML-N and PPP.

Shah Khawar Advocate said that his case in the Election Commission is slow, our things are highlighted by separating PTI from the rest.

The court said that you did not raise the same question in the intra-court appeal. That appeal is also pending today, the division bench is hearing the intra-court appeal and it is fixed for hearing today.

The Islamabad High Court today heard the petition filed by PTI against the Election Commission with an intra-court appeal.

After hearing the arguments of the lawyers, a two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Babar Sattar suspended the decision of Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and issued notices to the Election Commission and 17 political parties seeking reply by May 17.

Notices have also been issued to the Election Commission and Akbar S. Babar on the intra-court appeal of PTI.