“PTI used foreign funding to sabotage CPEC, democracy and economy,” says Marriyum Aurangzeb
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb fired a broadside on PTI Chairperson Imran Khan for trying to sabotage democracy, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), and the national economy in exchange for the foreign funding received by the party.
Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, the information minister said: “A conspiracy project, launched by Imran Khan, was executed in the country through the foreign funds received by his party during different periods including 2008-2013, 2013-2018 and 2018-2022.”
Marriyum Aurangzeb said that Imran Khan is a foreign agent and for the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Election Commission has declared a political party and the head of a party as a foreign-funded party under the Political Party Order 2002 and the Election Act 2017.
She said that this decision has come after 8 years of investigation, this application was filed on December 14, 2014 while its hearing started on January 15, 2015, in which, PTI applied for adjournment of the hearing 51 times and changed the lawyers 9 times while challenging the Election Commission’s jurisdiction 11 times in the High Court.
Aurangzeb further said that in the same way, the State Bank also filed applications against the records that were submitted to the Election Commission, that these records should not be made public, investigations took place for 8 years and they are saying that the decision came in haste.
She said the PTI chairperson had “knowingly” and “willfully” received prohibited funding from a number of foreign firms and individuals, which he acknowledged by himself with the false affidavits he submitted in the ECP five times.