Pak EC reserves ruling on PTI funding case
Election Commission of Pakistan on Tuesday reserved a verdict related to four applications of PTI seeking secrecy in the scrutiny of its foreign funding case. In 2014, a dissident founding member of PTI, Akbar S Babar, had filed a case before the ECP, alleging that nearly $3 million in illegal foreign funds were collected and sent through illegal channels from West Asia to accounts of the PTI staffers. According to the petitioner, the funds were collected through two offshore firm, registered under PM Imran Khan’s name. Babar also claimed that the foreign accounts used to collect funds were concealed from the annual audit reports submitted to the ECP. PTI had filed a writ petition in October 2015 in the Islamabad high court seeking to restrain the ECP scrutiny of its accounts. The judgment will be announced on October 10. was being plundered by previous governments.