ISLAMABAD – On Wednesday The Islamabad High Court (IHC) set aside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decision to examine audited accounts of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf against allegations of receiving foreign funding.
A divisional bench, comprising Justice Noor ul Haq N Qureshi and Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing and also remanded the case filed by Imran Khan, Chairman PTI to ECP.
The bench remanded the case after hearing the litigants which raised three legal points on the decision of ECP and directed the commission to decide the case on merit after hearing all parties.
The points raised by the litigants were, locus standi of the applicant before the ECP, jurisdiction of the ECP to hear such type of applications and authority of examining of the audited accounts of a party.
It is pertinent to mention here that PTI approached the IHC, challenging ECP’s decision to examine audited accounts of PTI against allegations of receiving foreign funding.
Anwar Mansoor, counsel for the PTI, claimed that ECP had no jurisdiction to entertain such applications. – APP