Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) prohibited funding verdict in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking annulment of the order.
PTI’s Additional Secretary General Omar Ayub has asked the court to nullify the ECP ruling as well as to revoke the show cause notice to PTI chairman Imran Khan. He demanded the court to declare the ruling as “perverse, incorrect and in excess of authority and jurisdiction”.
PTI also made ECP a party in the case.
The ECP in its ruling over PTI’s prohibited funding case had said that PTI had received prohibited funding. The decision also said that PTI had received funding from foreign companies and individuals. Thirteen unknown accounts were also identified in the ECP verdict, which were a violation of Article 17 of the constitution.
ECP had also noted that the PTI chairman had submitted a false nomination form 1 and affidavit regarding his party’s accounts.