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Islamabad police devise safety plan for PDM protest exterior ECP on January 19

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Photo: FileISLAMABAD:  Islamabad police on Sunday stated that it has devised a safety plan for the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s demonstration exterior of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on January 19.As reported by Geo.television, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Operations shall be supervising the safety preparations and greater than 1,800 personnel shall be deployed within the metropolis for the aim.Per the plan, all these collaborating within the demonstration should park their vehicles within the normal parking space of the Convention Centre, police stated.On Friday, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had stated the federal government wouldn’t cease the PDM’s protest exterior the election fee if “they abide by the law and Constitution.”He stated the Opposition might “practise its constitutional right” and the federal government would “not create any hurdle for its protest,” however emphasised that the “law would take its course if the Opposition tries to create unrest in the capital.”PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on January 6 introduced the motion will maintain an indication in entrance of the ECP to protest the alleged delay within the determination on the international funding case in opposition to the ruling PTI.The ECP scrutiny committee has been requested to test the official report of two US corporations registered on PTI chairperson Imran Khan’s directions within the international funding case.Background of the case in opposition to PTIAkbar S Babar, a founding member of the PTI, had filed a case in opposition to the Imran Khan-led occasion in November 2014 claiming in his petition that there have been large monetary irregularities within the dealing with of international funding to the tune of nearly $three million.Following the petition, the PTI challenged the ECP orders within the IHC in 2017.In the identical 12 months, the IHC despatched again the case to the electoral physique to assessment its jurisdiction as soon as once more. In the case, the excessive courtroom had additionally declared Babar as a member of the ruling PTI.Later, on May 8, 2017, an ECP bench acknowledged that the physique had full jurisdiction over the case. In March 2018, a scrutiny committee was shaped to look into PTI’s international funding accounts to find out if there was any wrongdoing.The PTI at a number of instances has sought secrecy within the scrutiny and had additionally approached the ECP, on this regard. However, in October 2019, the ECP turned down the occasion’s request.The PTI chief at a number of instances has accused the ECP of working for the pursuits of the Opposition within the case.

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