PML-N moves ECP against PTI’s 'foreign funding'

05:32 PM | 10 Oct, 2019
PML-N moves ECP against PTI’s 'foreign funding'

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday moved an application to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) requesting it for scrutiny of foreign funding to the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf.

The PML-N submitted its separate plea to ECP seeking details of the accounts held by ruling PTI from 2013 to 2018.

“We will move a separate case against PTI’s foreign funding,” PML-N Shahnawaz Ranjha said earlier today, adding his party would not become party to the case lodged by PTI’s former member Akbar S Babar

Also on Thursday, the Election Commission turned down four petitions of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf through which they pleaded the commission not to open up the details of foreign funding to the public, and directed the committee investigating foreign funding to continue its investigation.

The Commission also directed the stakeholders to appear before the committee on Oct 14.

ECP is already seized with the petition of PTI’s former leader Akbar S Babar, who alleged that PTI secured billions of rupees funding through illegal means and the huge money was deposited into the account of PTI’s members.