Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued notices to PML-N President Nawaz Sharif, and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to submit their replies in petitions accusing the PML-N and the PPP of illegal and unlawful funding.
Hearing the foreign funding case, five-member bench, headed by Chief election commissioner said both the parties contained evidence of funding by the US and Britain.
PTI’s lawyer Faisal Choudhry and leader Farrukh Habib were present in the commission. PPP was represented by Latif Khosa’s junior associate and PML-N was represented by Jahangir Jadoon’s junior associate.
The chief election commissioner said at the hearing that ECP has always had the authority to listen to cases regarding foreign funding.
The commission directed both the parties to submit their replies till January 8.