Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday accepted the opposition’s plea for daily hearings of the foreign funding case against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
A two-member bench presided the hearing of a memorandum submitted by members of the opposition’s Rahbar Committee on November 20.
A copy of the application has also been forwarded to the chief election commissioner and various ECP members. Daily hearings of the case would commence from November 26.
The memorandum was submitted after a meeting between JUI-F’s Akram Khan Durrani, PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal, PPP’s Nayyar Bukhari and Farhatullah Babar, ANP’s Mian Iftikhar, PkMAP’s Usman Khan Kakar, and Tahir Bizenjo of the National Party.
“This case has been pending for the past five years. Why are those who claim to follow the model of State of Madina are so afraid of being held accountable for their actions,” asked Durrani.
“The delays, in this case, will be detrimental for Pakistan. The ECP must conduct daily hearings and adjudicate this case as soon as possible,” he added.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan allayed concerns over the joint opposition demand of daily hearings of the PTI foreign funding case.
“There is no need to worry because we have nothing to hide. I have submitted the details of my assets to the courts and the party’s funds have been audited,” he said.
The premier pledged to show no let-up in his anti-graft drive, saying that he would continue his fight against the “corruption mafia” even if he had to do it alone.