PTI overseas funding case: ECP more likely to announce verdict this week, say sources

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) is anticipated to announce the decision within the PTI overseas funding case this week as strain mounts on the constitutional physique from the ruling alliance after the explosive Monetary Occasions article on the Imran Khan-led occasion’s funding.

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

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

ECP officers informed Daly Jang , on the situation of anonymity, that the Election Fee will announce the overseas funding verdict through the first week of August.

The sources stated that the PTI will solely hurt itself if it recordsdata a reference towards Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja as sure issues which have 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 strain. No political occasion is a favorite of the Election Fee neither nor any is non-favourite. Those that are following the regulation 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 towards the Election Fee of Pakistan and the CEC, they stated that this was an try to create a smoke display forward of the decision.

The investigations into worldwide cash laundering have been accomplished, they added.

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