The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has annulled its previous ruling on PTI’s prohibited funding case which called the Election Commission of Pakistan to conclude the case within 30 days.
A two-member bench comprising of Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Babar Sattar heard the PTI’s petition, and partially allowed PTI’s intra-court appeal that challenged the earlier decision and ordered the ECP to wrap up the case in a month.
The judgment has stated that the appeal has been partially allowed after setting aside the previous judgment dated 1-4-2022 to decide the matter within 30 days. It also stated that election commission of Pakistan (ECP) was expected to complete proceedings in reasonable time in a fair, just and transparent manner.
The ECP representatives, during the proceedings, had informed the court that the prohibited funding case was on-going under Political Parties Order, 2002 and the Political Parties Rules, 2002.
In an earlier ruling, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani had dismissed the petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf about keeping the party’s funding confidential.
Asad Umar, on behalf of party, had filed an appeal against the court’s previous orders to decide the case within 30 days.