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Court rejects PTI plea challenging ECP’s jurisdiction to scrutinize party funds details

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered a setback on Monday after Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed its plea to bar the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from probing the source of party foreign funding. A single bench, comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani, announced the reserved verdict on the petition filed by PTI chairman Imran Khan through his counsel. The PTI chief through his counsel had moved the petition to seek the court’s injunction against the ECP. The petition stipulated that the top…

SC to hear PTI petitions seeking probe into PPP, PML-N foreign funding

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court is to take up petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for hearing tomorrow (Thursday), seeking action against two mainstream political parties, PML-N and PPP, for receiving party funding from ‘illegal’ foreign sources. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar dismissed preliminary objections raised by Supreme Court registrar office and set January 11 for hearing the petitions. The SC registrar had previously raised objections that the concerned forums had not been…

Foreign-funding: PTI plea against registrar office objections put off

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday adjourned the pleas of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders against the registrar’s decision to return their petitions seeking declaration that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are foreign-aided parties for receiving funds from prohibited sources. The registrar office of the Supreme Court had returned the petitions of PTI leaders - Asad Umar and Shireen Mazari - on the ground that they did not approach other forum to seek…

PTI submits details of foreign funds to ECP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer on Monday submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) details of party's foreign funding during the last seven years, ARY News reported. Headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza, a bench of ECP was seized with the hearing of the petition pertaining to PTI’s foreign funding. Disgruntled PTI member Akbar S Babar had taken his party to the ECP for receiving funds from prohibited sources. PTI lawyer Faisal Chaudhry submitted details of the…

ECP gives final deadline to PTI for reply in foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday has directed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to submit his reply by July 6 while hearing the party ‘foreign funding’ case, ARY News reported. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan noted that the PTI chief has remained failed to submit a response despite several notices issued to him. During the proceedings, PTI’s lawyer contended that a similar response pertaining to the party funding has already been filed in…

PTI foreign funds: ECP issues notice to Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan over a petition seeking his disqualification. The ECP has annexed the PTI funds and disqualification of its chief Imran Khan for hearing. The commission has sought reply of Imran Khan over a petition filed against alleged foreign funding of the PTI. Petitioner Hashim Bhutta has claimed in his plea that the PTI has collected funds from foreign sources. The petitioner has said that the party has…

PTI decides to bring evidences of Geo TV’s funding before people

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to get the evidences of foreign aid received by Geo TV Network, published in newspapers - ARY News reports. According to details, PTI has decided to expose all the wrong-doings of Geo TV and vowed to get the evidences of millions of dollars of foreign aid, published in newspapers. Yes, whether it is blackmailing of the media group, or whopping sums of foreign aid, all this is going to be published in the national newspapers. Sources close to PTI have told that the…