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PTI funding case: ECP rejects Imran’s plea to indefinitely postpone case

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    PTI funding case: ECP rejects Imran’s plea to indefinitely postpone case

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    Asiya Ansar

    Tuesday May 23, 2017
    ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rejected on Tuesday Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s petition to indefinitely postpone the party’s funding case.

    A four-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, also ordered Imran Khan to file his reply by June 7 during the case hearing at ECP on Tuesday.

    The court was hearing the petition filed by a common man, identified as Hashim Bhutta. In the petition, Bhutta had claimed that Imran Khan should be disqualified from the upcoming elections as the certificates provided by him in his party’s funding case are false and that the leader has lied before the ECP.

    During the hearing, Imran Khan’s lawyer, Shahid Gondal, argued that a similar petition has also been filed by Hanif Abbasi in the Supreme Court.

    To which, Bhutta’s lawyer, Advocate Sharafat Chaudhry said that the petition filed by Abbasi is different from that of his client.

    Chaudhry also remarked that Supreme Court has not stopped ECP from hearing this case. He claimed that Imran Khan acquired funds for his political party through unfair means.

    Imran Khan’s lawyer also said that he has already submitted a certificate verifying that the funds were not illegal.

    The bench also asked Imran’s lawyer, “What is the problem in giving us the answer to what we have asked from you?”

    PTI fails to submit party's account details in ECP

    To which he replied, that a similar reply has been submitted to the Supreme Court.

    He then requested the court to postpone the hearing indefinitely.

    The bench reserved its verdict on the petition and said they will give it after break.

    Later, the bench announced that it rejects Imran Khan’s plea and gave the leader till June 7 to submit his reply.

    After the reply comes, then the commission will deliberate whether to postpone the case indefinitely or not, the ECP court ordered.

    PTI foreign funding petition not worthy of being heard by SC: Imran Khan

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    GEO NEWS

    Tuesday May 23, 2017


    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan believes the foreign funding case of his political party being heard by the Supreme Court of Pakistan is not worthy of being heard by the apex court.

    PTI's counsel Anwar Masood apprised the three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar about his client's viewpoint.

    Masood added, that he was making the statement after consulting with Imran Khan.

    The case is a result of a petition filed by the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.

    During proceedings, PTI’s counsel raised objections to the petition.

    The opposing counsel raised their concerns and remarked that “Imran Khan failed to implement orders of the court,” adding that he even failed to submit a reply pertaining to the notice.

    The court had issued written notices regarding Imran Khan and Jemaima’s bank account details. The court had granted him time till May 19, but no details were furnished, pointed out Abbasi’s legal counsel.

    The Chief Justive remarked, “Does ECP not have the right to probe foreign funding charges after the elections?”

    He added, “Elections are held after every five years. If an inquiry into foreign funding comes to the front after four-and-an-half years, then can ECP not probe it?”

    The PTI lawyer informed the court that parties’ account details are submitted every year. Upon which, the CJP asked him, “can the ECP not raise questions over foreign funding after the year has passed?”

    The CJP pointed out that the political parties ordinance seeks to make political parties transparent.

    Imran disqualification case: SC warns against using hearings for political gains

    Justice Umar Atta Bindial pointed out that if the ECP has the right to hold elections then it also has the right to investigate parties’ funds.

    Justice Faisal Arab remarked that it is not necessary that parties show foreign funding in their accounts.

    He added that a party which does not take foreign funding is questioning the jurisdiction of the ECP.

    Thieves create commotion to hide their crime: Fawad Chaudhry
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    PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that political opponents creating noise to hide their crimes. Photo: Geo News screen garb

    PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry remarked that thieves create commotion to hide their crimes while speaking to the media outside the Supreme Court.

    Taking a jibe at his political opponents, he termed their tactics as a ‘shor machao policy’ [create commotion].

    “We don’t know about the funds of the other parties. Funds of all the parties should be made transparent," before adding, “if you want to see our funds, then let us see your funds too.”

    He also said that the PTI has nothing to hide and it has shared details of all its accounts online, on its website. “We are the only party to have done so.”

    PML-N leaders bash Imran Khan
    Speaking to the media, Hanif Abbasi said that Imran Khan managed to evade scrutiny yet again. “Verdicts are coming against Imran Khan yet he is not willing to appear before the courts.”

    Imran Khan’s lawyer accepted that they took around USD 600,000. Imran Khan took money for the well-being of people affected by floods and then spent it on his party.

    When it comes to what he wants Imran Khan says that institutions should be surrounded, he remarked.

    On the other hand, PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz said that three weeks have passed and Imran Khan has still not submitted his money trail. Imran Khan even failed to submit the money trail of his house in Bani Gala, he added.
     
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    :rofl: Indian funding 100%
     
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    Ecp . lolz .
     
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    I wonder when we'll stop making issues a personal grudge. If Noora is corrupt, I wonder why N league defends him even though they know this goon is corrupt. Same is the case of Imran Khan. If he has done anything wrong, people should try to hold both of them accountable. However, it sucks as we all want to win arguments. I'll defend my leader and you'll defend your leader despite knowing for sure, both are corrupt. It sucks and is hindering our growth. We can never ever grow until and unless we admit our mistakes and learn to admit we're wrong when we're.
     
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    I don't defend the corruption or wrong doings of anyone . I keep no personal grudge against anyone even though my problem with Ik and ptians is actually their self righteous attitude where they consider themselves more holy than others . I respected the choice of majority even when I was supporter of PTI in the past. I never abused those who had different political opinions or voted for those candidate whom I dislike personally. If people chose Imran as their leader in future then I will also respect this choice of majority instead of abusing Ik and those who elected him

    Laws/process should be same for leadership of any party and whoever proved guilty in court of laws should be punished but I don't believe in verdict of layman or in propaganda of political parties against each others or those so called bias Journalists or anchors who are busy in giving their personal verdict every now and then. Imran said many times that if someone is not corrupt then he should not be hesitant to face the court or ECP and now its time to act upon it instead of making plea to postpone these cases
     
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    IK keeps forgetting one key thing that Pakistan is completely shackled & held hostage by corrupt & treacherous political parties. If he knows that then why the F**K he keeps showing faith in DEMOCRAZY & people working united under it??
     
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    so what he should do then ? leave politics and do commentary of cricket
    You seem anarchist or martial law lover?
     
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    martial law lover? is it a democracy we are living in?