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PTI received funding from prohibited sources: ECP

Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has unanimously declared that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf received funding from prohibited sources.

A three-member bench of the Election Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja announced the verdict in PTI’s prohibited funding case in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The Commission issued show cause notice to the PTI under Rule 6 of Political Parties Rules 2002, as to why its funds which were received from prohibited sources should not be confiscated.

The Commission declared that PTI received funds from thirty four foreign nationals, 351 foreign companies including from the United States and concealed thirteen accounts from the Election Commission of Pakistan in violation of Political Parties Order 2002 and article 17(3) of Constitution of Pakistan.

It merits mention here that the case was filed by founding member of PTI Akbar S Babar in 2014 and the Commission reserved its verdict in the case on 21st June this year.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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