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ISLAMABAD: A member of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has observed that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is using delaying tactics in the foreign funding case.

When an ECP bench resumed hearing of the case on Wednesday, PTI’s finance secretary Sardar Azhar Tariq requested the commission to adjourn the proceedings because the party’s lawyer Anwar Man­soor Khan had some engagement at the Supreme Court.

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However, ECP member from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa retired Justice Irshad Qaiser noted that the PTI was using delaying tactics and observed that any more delay can damage the ECP’s credibility. She pointed out that the respondent took shelter behind stay orders to prolong the case.

Petitioner Akbar S. Babar’s lawyer Syed Ahmed Hasan also objected to the PTI’s tactics and said there was enough evidence before the ECP that the respondent party had collected funds in different countries and concealed them from the commission. He demanded that the PTI should be issued a show-cause notice and proceeded against under the law without further delay.

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