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Pakistan: Shehbaz urges ECP to announce judgement in PTI funding case

Shehbaz said this just a couple of days after the PTI clinched a sweeping victory on 20 seats in the Punjab by-elections.

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce its “long-delayed” judgement in the prohibited funding case, previously referred to as the foreign funding case, against the PTI, Dawn reported.
The case, filed by PTI founding member Akbar S Babar, has been pending since November 14, 2014. Babar, who is no longer with the PTI had alleged serious financial irregularities in the party’s funding from Pakistan and abroad.
The ECP had reserved its verdict last month in the matter.
Shehbaz said this just a couple of days after the PTI clinched a sweeping victory on 20 seats in the Punjab by-elections. PTI chairman Imran Khan had criticised the ECP for being biased and demanded Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja’s resignation over his alleged favouring of the PML-N in electoral battles, after his party’s victory.
Following Imran’s address, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz demanded that the ECP issue its verdict in the foreign funding case soon, claiming that Imran’s criticism of the ECP was not due to rigging, which she said did not even take place. “It is the fear of the foreign funding case,” she said.
Last month, the ECP had reserved its verdict in the prohibited funding case — previously referred to as the foreign funding case — against the PTI, which has not been issued yet.

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