PTI challenges ambit of ECP in defamation case

Imran Khan challenges the authority of Election Commission of Pakistan in defamation case

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PTI challenges ambit of ECP in defamation case

Islamabad, July 10 (Online) Chairman Pakistan Tehrik Insaaf (PTI), Imran Khan Monday challenged the ambit of Election Commission of Pakistan in defamation of court case.

A five member bench led by Chief Election Commissioner, Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza heard the case.

PTI lawyer Babar Awan argued that only Supreme Court and High Court has the power of hearing of  defamation case.  He said under the act which empowered Election Commission to hear the case, had been nullified in 2003 during regime of President Musharraf.

Babar Awan said this act could not be presented in the Parliament. He said all the citizens of the country are equally respectable, adding we want supremacy of law and constitution. The hearing of the case was deferred till July 19.

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