September 30, 2022
Pakistan

ECP reserves verdict on PTI prohibited funding case

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan reserved verdict on Tuesday PTI prohibited funding case, previously referred to as the foreign funding case.

In November 2014, Akbar Sher Babar, one of the founding members of PTI, had accused the party of being foreign-funded and sought action against it.

On Monday, a three-member ECP bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and comprising of Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi, heard the case.

The petitioner said that PTI leadership’s companies are the donors, not any third party.

Arslan Vardag, the financial expert of Akbar S. Babar, said that PTI was funded from Canada, America, Britain and Australia. He said that PTI accepted their 11 accounts on being exposed and did not reveal the sources of funds they received from.

PTI lawyer Anwar Mansoor, the CEC said, had completed his arguments on details about the donors.

The counsel representing the PTI argued that at the time of funding, giving details about the donors was not part of the law.

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