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ECP points notices to PTI chief Imran Khan over overseas funding and disqualification reference

PTI chief Imran Khan talking at an occasion. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan on Friday issued a discover to chairman PTI Imran Khan relating to the prohibited overseas funding case.

ECP has summoned Khan twice. On August 18th over a disqualification reference filed by the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM), and on August twenty third regarding the prohibited overseas funding case.

In line with the trigger record, the ECP will hear the case at 10am on August 23.

The reference, initiated by the PDM, was submitted to the ECP by PML-N chief Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha. It was signed by different members of the Parliament together with Agha Rafiullah, Agha Hassan Baloch, Salahuddin Ayubi, Ali Gohar, and Saad Waseem Sheikh.

Clarifying his stance on the overseas funding case, former premier Khan earlier mentioned his get together collected cash from corporations in 2012 whereas the legislation prohibiting this motion was formulated in 2017; subsequently, no legislation has been violated.

“This was not a case of overseas funding, he mentioned, addressing his get together employees current at Islamabad’s F9 park via a dwell video on August 4.

Khan defined the which means of overseas funding, stating that based on the decision of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP), donations collected from abroad Pakistanis are thought of overseas funding. He mentioned that no legislation prohibits political events from accumulating cash from abroad Pakistanis.

Earlier, throughout a gathering with the management of the ruling coalition, PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif directed political events to file a Supreme Court docket reference in opposition to PTI inside 48 hours. He additionally urged that the SC be requested to have a full court docket hear the reference.

Nawaz added that those that create instability following the agenda of anti-national components ought to obtain no concession. He alleged that PTI chief Imran Khan is instantly concerned in CPEC’s rollback and promoting Kashmir.

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