ISLAMABAD    -   The opposition Paki­stan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said that it would challenge the “unilateral” deci­sion of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in the prohibited funding case against it, in the court as the body allegedly went beyond its legal and Constitu­tional mandate.

The party at a meet­ing presided over by Chairman PTI Imran Khan also rejected the ECP decision terming it biased with having many legal loopholes. The party decided that it would hold a protest demonstration outside the office of the Com­mission tomorrow.

Speaking at a press conference here, PTI se­nior leader Asad Umar said PTI would file two different petitions be­fore the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Flanked by PTI Secre­tary Information Farrukh Habib and other party lead­ers, he said that besides challenging the ECP decision, the contempt of court petition against the Commission would be filed for violating the Supreme Court and high court’s decisions for not giving verdict against PPP and PML-N simultaneously along with PTI.

PTI Secretary General Asad alleged that the ECP in ca­hoots with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) tried its level best to block the doors of funding being collected from overseas Pakistanis to leave the political ground open for a few corrupt families.

He said that if there was any iota of doubt regarding biasness and prejudice of the Commission, it should be removed now after its one-sided decision.

He claimed that chairman PTI emerged as the real political threat for the few corrupt families, which pro­moted the culture of turncoats by buying loyalties of politicians through looted money.

“People trust Imran Khan that’s why they sent their money to him when he started the fundraising events,” he added. He urged the ECP to publish all PTI fund­ing-related documents, submitted to it, along with PPP and PML-N so as the masses could know the reality.

He said that the PDM’s all strategies to block the pub­lic storm led by Khan were doomed to fail. However, he added that the ruling coalition in connivance with the ECP was using all technical means to close the door of political fundraising, the culture introduced by Khan in Pakistan, to facilitate a few corrupt families.

“(PPP leader and foreign minister) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari blamed (PML-N supremo) Nawaz Sharif of tak­ing money from (Al-Qaeda leader) Osama Bin Laden to topple Benazir Bhutto’s government but no action was ever taken against the latter,” he added.

He said that the ECP has lost its neutrality and its bi­ased decision speaks volume about it. He said that PDM was mourning because they left no stone unturned to find anything to ban PTI.

Asad clarified that Khan did not submit an affidavit before the ECP, as it was a certificate; therefore there was nothing to worry about.

He said that there was no threat to Khan’s political fu­ture but surely to the corrupt system and to the power greedy crooked families.