Scrutiny of PTI foreign funding case, ECP reserves verdict

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Observer Report

Islamabad

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday reserved its verdict on four applications by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf seeking secrecy in the scrutiny of its foreign funding case and the decision will be announced on October 10.
Former PTI member and petitioner Akbar S. Babar had filed the foreign funding case before the ECP in 2014, alleging that nearly $3 million in illegal foreign funds were collected through two offshore companies, and that money was sent through illegal ‘hundi’ channels from the Middle East to accounts of PTI employees.He has also alleged that the foreign accounts used to collect funds were concealed from the annual audit reports submitted to the ECP.

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