ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has given Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) the last chance to submit a response in the ban on funding case.
A four-member panel headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja handled the ban on funding against PTI.
During the proceedings, PTI s lawyer Shah Khawar Shah submitted that the party has sought information about donors from its foreign chapters. “We have to receive some information from the Party s foreign chapter. We want to give you proper documents. It will be better if we are given two more weeks,” Shah Khawar said.
The National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) and other documents of Pakistani donors were being sought for submitting a comprehensive reply. Certainly this required time for submitting reply, he said.
At this, the ECP bench gave fortnight time to the PTI s lawyer for submitting the documents.
The Chief Electoral Commissioner said time should be ensured one last time. The CEC asked PTI to submit a response to begin the argument at the next hearing.
The Central Election Commission said two weeks had passed, and the Member Election Commission said hearings in the case had been going on for eight years.