The allegations of receiving prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals by PTI stand proved: ECP


ISLAMABAD (Online): This has been proved that PTI has received prohibited funding from Arif Naqvi and 34 foreign nationals.

This was ruled by a 3-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) presided over by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja while announcing decision of Prohibited Funding case against PTI Tuesday.

The verdict said that PTI revealed only 8 accounts and kept 13 accounts hidden.

It was further said in the decision that these 13 unknown accounts have come to light about which PTI could not provide record.

According to short order read out by CEC donations were received from US, Australia and UAE. PTI has failed to provide information about these accounts. Hiding accounts is illegal under the constitution while PTI received funds from 34 foreign nationals, 351 business institutions and companies. PTI also received prohibited funding of 2121500 US dollars from Arif Naqvi company Voten. Likewise it received prohibited funding of 49965 dollars from UAE company Bristol engineering services
As per decision this is prohibited funding under article 6 of political parties act. The form filed by Imran Khan is based on misdeclaration and untruth. The affidavit given about party accounts is false.

ECP has issued show cause notice to PTI after prohibited funding case has been proved. .
It has been said in the decision as to why PTI prohibited funds should not be seized
Election commission office should initiate the remaining proceedings as per law. A copy of this decision is issued to federal government.

It may be mentioned that this decision is being announced at such time when the anti chief election commissioner campaign was accelerated after the decision was reserved by election commission on June 20.

An investigation report was published in Financial Times making disclosure how the 20 lac dollars which were collected through a charity cricket match in UK were transferred to PTI Accounts and what role was played by the business tycoon Arif Naqvi in this regard.