ISLAMABAD: Election Commission on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of reference against PTI chief Imran Khan and secretary general Jehangir Tareen till January 18 due to absence of PML-N’s counsel Akram Shaikh.
Headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan was hearing the reference forwarded by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen.
The CEC expressing anger at Talal Chaudhary’s counsel for pleading for more time.
Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza observed that opposition parties accuse the commission of siding with the government but laud them for being independent when the verdict goes in favour.
He said that the commission will not come under pressure by such statements. He added that they can pressurize the government by giving statements.
During the hearing of the reference Member EC Justice Altaf Qureshi asked the
Talking to media PTI leader Naeemul Haq said that the ECP had reserved the judgment in Jehangir Tareen reference but Akram Shaikh is using delay tactics. INP