Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry has said that it was not up to the government to ban Imran Khan or the party, in response to the government’s statement that it may file a declaration against the party in the Supreme Court.
The former information minister made the comments while talking to media on Wednesday. His comments came after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah stated that the government might give the declaration to the Supreme Court that PTI was a foreign-funded party, adding that if the court accepted this declaration, PTI would stand dissolved.
Fawad said that the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision was against the law and a reference had been filed against Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja. He also stated that the party would appeal against the judgment.
The PTI leader also alleged that leaders of the Pakistan Democratic Movement had met the chief election commissioner prior to the announcement of the verdict.
Fawad had said on Tuesday that the chief election commissioner and ECP members had a weak legal background and they failed to differentiate between affidavit and certificate.
He further added that Imran Khan submitted a certificate on audited accounts and this was not a case of misdeclaration.
The ECP ruled in unanimity on Tuesday that the PTI got funding from “prohibited” sources.