December 8, 2023

PTI submits documents in foreign funding case


Islamabad – Staff Reporter:

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) filed more documents with the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) auditing its accounts.

The documents, the sources identified, had been submitted in response to the committee’s latest questionnaire.

The committee, which met after a gap of more than two months, has now sought time for reviewing the latest documents submitted by the PTI. The committee, however, refused to share the new documents with the petitioner Akbar S Babar.

Babar in a statement said if forensic audit of ten companies could be completed in a few weeks for the sugar scam, a detailed forensic audit of the PTI accounts should not have taken almost three years now. He also added the people wanted an early conclusion of the long delayed case. The ECP, he further siad, should hear and conclude the case pending for over six years.

Meanwhile, Additional District Judge Islamabad, Muhammad Ali Warraich dismissed the defamation case filed by the PTI on behalf of Prime Minister Imran Khan against PTI’s founding member Akbar S Babar.

The case had been registered in July last year, alleging defamation and seeking recovery of Rs5 billion from Babar on account of damages for criticising the PTI policies on the social media.

Badar Iqbal Chaudhry had appeared in the case on behalf of Babar, while Hassan Rasheed Qamar represented the PTI. It is importnt to be considered that Badar Iqbal Chaudhry is also part of the legal team led by Syed Ahmad Hassan Shah in the PTI foreign funding case.

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