Govt to implement ECP’s verdict in PTI’s prohibited funding case as per law: Marriyum

PTI's prohibited funding case

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the prohibited foreign funding case had confirmed the wrongdoings of Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan.

In a statement, she said that a thief and liar involved in foreign funding and money laundering has finally been caught after eight years.

The minister demanded that as now Imran Khan was no longer “Sadiq aur Amin”, he should tender his resignation from the post of party chairman immediately.

Dubbing Imran Khan as a foreign conspiracy against Pakistan, she said that he was a liar involved in forgery, and ECP has stamped the fact.

The minister said that Imran Khan took foreign funding from Israel, India, America, Canada and other countries and created unrest in Pakistan with illegal funding.

Imran Khan knowingly took funding from 351 foreign companies and 34 foreigners, she maintained, but submitted fake and false affidavits in the ECP, she remarked.

Imran Khan, she said, kept running 13 illegal bank accounts himself but concealed them from the ECP.

He deliberately received the money in the name of his four employees Tahir Iqbal, Muhammad Nauman Afzal, Muhammad Arshad and Muhammad Rafiq.

She said that in the proceedings of the foreign funding case the PTI changed 9 lawyers, sought adjournments 50 times and filed petitions for a stay of the case 9 times.

Taking a jibe at the PTI chairman, she said that Imran Khan had proven to be a “global money launderer”.

The minister said that the government would implement the decision of the ECP per the law.

She said that Imran Khan was targeting the ECP because of his theft and money laundering.

PTI received ‘prohibited funding’: ECP announces verdict

Earlier the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday announced its long-awaited verdict in the prohibited funding case and said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did receive funding from prohibited sources.

Read: PTI received prohibited funding: ECP announces verdict

A three-member bench comprising CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja and ECP members Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Shah Muhammad Jatoi announced the verdict.

Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja said that the party received funds from 34 unknown sources and hid 13 accounts from the electoral body.

The list of funding sources also includes donors from Australia, UAE and the US.

“The party accepted funds from a US business personality,” it added.

The ECP declared that the affidavit submitted by the party related to funds was false.

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