ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court today barred the Election Commission of Pakistan from taking action against Prime Minister Imran Khan in code of conduct violation cases.
In today’s hearing about violation of ECP code of conduct, the counsel of the ECP apprised the court that plaintiffs had violated KP Local Government Act 2013.
IHC, therefore, directed ECP not to 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.