Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry has questioned the Election Commission of Pakistan’s capacity to issue a notice to PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
The ECP summoned the former prime minister for a hearing on August 18 and August 23 owing to a reference for disqualification and in accordance with the body’s ruling in the prohibited funding case.
In response to the ECP’s decision in the party’s prohibited funding case, where it was determined that PTI had collected illicit cash, Chaudhry claimed that the party had received Rs20 million over 13 accounts.
He said that the funds for office operations were given to party officials. He questioned what authority did the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to serve notifies to party leaders?
On Saturday, the FIA began its investigation into the party’s finances and served summons papers on various PTI leaders.
The PTI leader mentioned that although the ECP had been ordered by the Islamabad High Court to rule on the funding of all parties, it only did so for PTI.
Every political party must undergo an audit, according to the law, he said, and added that one party could not finance another, he argued.
He added that the electoral watchdog did not care about its reputation and that it did not even have respect earlier.