IHC forms larger bench to hear prohibited funding case on Aug 18

Acting Chief Justice Amir Farooq presides over hearing

The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday decided to form a larger bench in the prohibited funding case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

During the hearing, acting Chief Justice Amir Farooq said the larger bench will hear the case on August 18.

He added that the larger bench will also look into the matter of the stay order apart from the show cause notice.

PTI was represented by Advocate Anwar Mansoor. He contended before the court that PTI had also challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) fact finding report. “The Supreme Court has clearly stated in the Hanif Abbasi case that the disclosure of accounts is not necessary due to different reasons,” he said.

Upon hearing this, the acting IHC CJ remarked that “According to his memory, this is the first case of its kind after the Wali Khan case.”

The PTI lawyer requested that the court bind the election commission not to take any action to the extent of the issued show cause notices.

Hearing was adjourned till August 18.

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Khan Aug 16, 2022 02:24pm
Why is the HC dilly-dallying in the matter. There should be a law. Anything according to that law should be legal and Anything against that must be illegal. Will judges decide cases according to the person? "Show me the person and I will decide the case" should not be the principle. 1. For what reasons should PTI not disclose some of their accounts? Will there be separate laws for PTI? 2. How can individuals be allowed to run party accounts? Did those individuals file income tax during those periods? Once account is opened by individuals, anything that come to that account is his income 3. Why the country's law treated Imran Khan and his party different from others?
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