ECP asked to investigate two US companies involved in PTI foreign funding case
ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was asked on Thursday to scrutinise the records of two US-based firms in PTI foreign funding case. The companies were registered on the instruction of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Chairman Imran Khan.
The demand was put forward by the petitioner Akbar S Babar’s lawyers Syed Ahmad Hassan Shah and Badar Iqbal Chaudhry, as the committee met for the second meeting at the Election Commission Secretariat.
However, the ruling party has already announced that if any funds were collected illegally through the companies, the responsibility lies with their agents not with the party or Imran Khan, DAWN reported
“The party adopted the latest stance in a written reply to a questionnaire given to it by the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” it added.
Earlier PTI had denied any charges of illegal funding from the foreign countries.
In November 2014, Akbar S Babar, a founding member of the PTI, had filed a petition against the party’s head Imran Khan, claiming irregularities in handling foreign funds.