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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday barred Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from taking action against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
During hearing a plea regarding violation of ECP code of conduct, the counsel of the election commission apprised the court that plaintiffs violated KP Local Government Act 2013.
“The prime minister Imran Khan using the government machinery and helicopter for the election campaign,” the ECP told the court. “If these have been used, the expenses will be deposited in the national exchequer,” AGP said.
IHC directed ECP to not disqualify or impose fine on anyone till next hearing; however, if any violation of the code of conduct is reported, the commission can issue notices.
The court adjourned the hearing till April 6 and sought arguments in the next hearing.
PM Imran and Asad Umar, in their petition had argued that public office holders can now run election campaign after new legislation.
Asad Umar had argued that the election commission does not have the authority to interpret the law.