PTI to submit reply to ECP in funding case tomorrow
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has to submit details of all its bank accounts by December 4 (tomorrow) to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) committee specified the task to scrutinize its documents and details in the foreign funding case.
The founding member of the PTI Akbar S Babar had filed the case against the currently ruling party in November 2014 alleging it of embezzlement and illegitimate funding.
Counsel of Akbar S Babar has said that the PTI should publicise details of its accounts as it was a matter of national interest. He blamed that the ruling party had itself become an obstacle in the way of dispensing justice to the masses.
On Nov 21, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had 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.”
She had said the PTI stood firm on its ideology and stance and like others it would not tread the course of evading accountability.
On Nov 21, Senior Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Leader Ahsan Iqbal had blamed that the PTI, through different tactics, was trying to influence the ECP.
Ahsan Iqbal had said the PTI had not submitted record of private accounts money to the ECP, while PML-N’s no account was unreported.
“The law bounds us for transparent transactions. The PTI appears to be involved in corruption in the name of funding,” he had said.