ECP to announce verdict of overseas funding case tomorrow

The Election Fee of Pakistan. — APP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday stated it is going to announce the decision of PTI’s overseas funding case tomorrow, August 2.

Chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, a three-member fee would declare the decision of the case filed by PTI’s founding member Akbar S Babar, after which a scrutiny committee was fashioned to analyze the matter.

Earlier in the present day, it was reported that the ECP was anticipated to announce the decision in PTI overseas funding case this week, as stress mounts on the constitutional physique from the ruling alliance after the explosive Monetary Instances article on the Imran Khan-led get together’s funding got here to the fore.

The UK paper revealed that the PTI obtained funding from Wootton Cricket Membership of Abraaj founder Arif Naqvi which was generated by means of a charity match and an Arab persona.

The FT report offered ammunition to the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM) they usually demanded an early announcement of the decision which was reserved on June 21.

On the situation of anonymity, ECP officers knowledgeable Every day Jang that the Election Fee will announce the overseas funding verdict through the first week of August.

Sources stated that the PTI will solely hurt itself if it information a reference in opposition to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja as sure issues which had been earlier hidden from public view can be revealed through the hearings.

They stated that the ECP is a constitutional physique and can proceed to comply with the constitutional path.

“The ECP won’t bow to any blackmailing and won’t come beneath any stress. No political get together is a favorite of the Election Fee neither nor any is non-favourite. Those that are following the legislation are standing with the ECP.”

When the eye of those sources was drawn to the announcement of PTI Chairman Imran Khan to file a judicial reference in opposition to the ECP and the CEC, they stated that this was an try to create a smoke display forward of the decision.

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