PTI chief given last chance to submit party foreign funding record


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ISLAMABAD: Giving last chance to the chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday directed him to submit details of party’s foreign funding on September 11 (Monday).

The direction was issued by the five-member Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza during hearing of the PTI’s foreign funding case here on Thursday.

The commission directed to submit the same record with ECP, which the PTI has submitted to the Supreme Court on party’s foreign funding.

The CEC during hearing questioned that why PTI was not implementing ECP’s orders.

On request of PTI counsel Faisal Chaudhry of dismissing the hearing of PTI’s foreign funding case in the ECP as the case is also in the High Court, the CEC said that the commission has to proceed the case as the High Court didn’t issue any stay order.

The commission has fixed the next hearing of the case on September 11.

Later, talking to the media, the petitioner Akbar S. Babar said that

Imran Khan once again failed to submit any record in today’s hearing and the commission has given him last chance to submit party’s foreign funding record.

He said that there was no trail of party foreign funding in details submitted by the PTI in the Supreme Court.

He requested the ECP to refer this matter to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).—APP