Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s petition to indefinitely postpone the party’s funding case has been rejected by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday.
According to details, 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.
A common man, identified as Hashim Bhutta filed the petition 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 .
Imran Khan’s lawyer, Shahid Gondal, argued that a similar petition has also been filed by Hanif Abbasi in the Supreme Court (SC).
To which, Bhutta’s lawyer, Advocate Sharafat Chaudhry said that the petition filed by Abbasi is different from that of his client.
‘He has already submitted a certificate verifying that the funds were not illegal,’ Imran Khan’s lawyer said.