The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file a “judicial reference” against Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja for “violation of the election and judicial code of conduct”, according to a report.
The report said that PTI Chairperson Imran Khan held a high-level meeting today, in which the party leaders exchanged views over the coalition government’s recent meeting with the chief election commissioner and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s attitude in the party’s foreign funding case.
The meeting also decided that the provincial assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would pass no-confidence resolutions against the commission.
Earlier in the day, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that his party is considering filing a “judicial reference” against Raja.
“Two days ago, a meeting was held between the Election Commission of Pakistan and the government. In it, they discussed the PTI funding case,” he said, adding that the meeting was a violation of electoral rules.
“The ECP chairperson and members receive salaries equal to high court and Supreme Court judges…… Thus, the code of conduct that applies to them is that of the superior courts. Never does a judge of the superior court meet the respondents of a case he is hearing. He does not hold discussions over it,” Fawad said.