Staff Reporter Islamabad
After having earlier filed foreign funding cases against the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) filed a foreign funding case against the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday
The petition, submitted by PTI Member National Assembly Farukh Habib, includes the transcript of a TV interview of estranged JUI-F senior leader Hafiz Hussain Ahmed in which he spoke about party chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman receiving funding from Iraq and Libya.
“Several JUI-F leaders, including Maulana Fazlur Rehman, used to visit Libya and Iraq on a regular basis,” the petition contends. It calls for action to be taken against the party according to the Election Act.
Talking to the media after submitting the petition, Habib said that the ECP has been asked to summon Fazl and Ahmed and inquire about the funding.
“The sources through which Fazlur Rehman made his properties will be revealed,” the MNA said. “It will also reveal the source from where the anti-government campaign in the country was funded,” he further maintained.
He added that the ECP has the power to summon Fazlur Rehman and take action, adding that the foreign-funded parties have come together. “You don’t care about Islam, you care about Islamabad,” he said while referring to Fazl.
Habib urged Fazl to explain his agenda for taking money from Iraq and Libya and “submit the receipts if your hands are clean”.
“Nawaz Sharif took [funding] from Osama bin Laden in the name of the Islamic system and ending a woman’s rule,” Habib claimed. “Maryam Safdar should also come to the ECP with her receipts,” the PTI MNA stated. He further added that videos and petitions had also been submitted to the ECP.