Wednesday , May 27 2020

Foreign funding case: Election Commission dismissed all petitions of PTI

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission dismissed all four petitions of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the Foreign Funding case. The PTI had filed petitions against alleged member Akbar S Babar, without notice to the Scrutiny Committee, leaking details and obtaining account information from the State Bank.

Akbar S. Babar, the founding member of Tehreek-e-Insaf, accused PTI in 2014 of seeking illegal funding from abroad. The petition filed in the Election Commission held that the PTI did not provide accurate financial statements to the Election Commission nor disclosed anonymous accounts with prohibited funding.

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The scrutiny committee set up by the Election Commission to investigate the allegations of Akbar S. The PTI had submitted four petitions to the Scrutiny Committee which the committee had forwarded to the Election Commission. The chief election commissioner in the case has said that PTI does not fulfill the scrutiny and that the alleged malpractices have been involved.

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