ISLAMABAD: The coalition government has started considering three legal options against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced its verdict in the banned funding case, reported on Tuesday ARY News.
Sources told ARY News that the coalition government received the verdict from the ECP on the PTI banned funding case, which was sent to the ministries of interior and justice. The government has started consultations for the execution of the decision against the PTI.
Sources said federal ministers held consultations with constitutional and legal experts in addition to considering three legal options, including filing a reference to the Supreme Court (SC) under ( 3) 17, declaring the PTI a foreign-funded political party and moving the Supreme Court for action on Imran Khan’s affidavit.
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It was learned that the government should approach the highest court based on the recent verdict of the electoral commission. The government can also request the constitution of a full seat by the Supreme Court (SC).
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced the long-awaited verdict in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) banned funding case.
The ECP bench in its reserved verdict said that the prohibited funding against PTI has been proven.
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The ECP, in its unanimous verdict, ruled that the party had received funds from business tycoon Arif Naqvi and 34 foreign nationals.
A three-member bench led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja, including Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi announced the reserved verdict.
The ECP also said that former Prime Minister Imran Khan submitted a false statement in the PTI banned funding case. The election watchdog also decided to issue a show cause notice to the PTI as to why the commission should not seize the funds it received.