PML-N, PPP submit details of funds to Election Commission
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have submitted details of the funds, received by them for running the party affairs, to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Questionnaires provided by the ECP’s scrutiny committee asked them about details of sources of their funds. The PML-N and PPP gave their replies in an in-camera meeting with the scrutiny body on Friday.
To a query, PPP counsel Shehbaz Khosa said they did not have a corporation working for them in America.
PML-N lawyer Jahangir Jadoon said they would appear before the same body on December 3 (Tuesday) to further satisfy it and clarify its objections. The scrutiny committee has confirmed that after reviewing their replies, it would again meet them on Dec 3.
The complainant in the case against both the parties and Parliamentary Secretary for Railways Farrukh Habib has said that the former ruling party got their funds from secret sources, hence they could not get away by submitting a one page reply only.
Farrukh Habib said the Pakistan Muslim League-N spent one billion rupees in its last electoral campaign but it had failed to produce its complete record before the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan. He said the PML-N would not be allowed escape accountability in the foreign funding case.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had on Nov 21 rejected the opposition parties’ stance on the foreign funding case of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said Prime Minister Imran Khan firmly believed in supremacy of the constitution, rule of law and across the board accountability.
In a series of tweets, she had said the entire nation was witness to the fact as to who was declared ‘Sadiq & Ameen’ by the country’s apex court and who was declared dishonest.
The special assistant had said, “We condemn their sordid plot of trying to make the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) a hostage and influence its decision.”