IHC rejects PTI’s plea challenging ECP jurisdiction

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) plea to prevent the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from hearing Akbar S Babar’s petition regarding the party’s alleged foreign funding.
The PTI had earlier challenged ECP’s jurisdiction regarding the case but was rejected by a full bench of the commission early May.
On Friday, the IHC also rejected PTI’s plea to issue a stay order in the case. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani said that the case has been going on since 2014 and has already once been referred back to the ECP.
Ordering the ECP and the petitioner to submit their replies, Justice Kiyani adjourned the case until further notice.


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