ECP requests SBP for details of Imran’s accounts

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FIA team to probe IK over audio leaks

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday sought details of bank accounts of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan from the State Bank of Pakistan in the Toshakhana reference.

According to sources, ECP has written a letter to the State Bank to provide details of the former premier’s bank accounts. The electoral watchdog, based on the details provided, is expected to announce a judgment on the reference.

The request by the electoral watchdog pertains to not disclosing gifts taken from Toshakhana in the financial statements.

The case was brought before the electoral watchdog last year after the Pakistan Information Commission had accepted an application on the matter and had directed the Cabinet Division to provide information about the gifts received by then-prime minister Imran Khan from foreign dignitaries.

Meanwhile, Federal Investigation Agency has formed a team to investigate former prime minister Imran Khan and his aides over an alleged audio leak with regard to a diplomatic cypher. According to a notification, Director FIA Islamabad Zone will head the inquiry team and will investigate Imran Khan, his ministers and principal secretary Azam Khan.

The inquiry team will also include members from Inter-Service Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau. Earlier on Sunday, Federal Cabinet had decided to take legal action against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and his aides.

The federal cabinet had formed a committee over the leaked audios on September 30 which recommended legal action over the audios of Imran Khan, Azam Khan and others on October 1. The recommendations of the committee were presented for approval of the cabinet in a circulatory summary, which was formally approved.

 

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