PTI submits accounts’ details to ECP in foreign funding case

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (TNS): The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted documents to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in relation to the foreign funding case.

A five-member bench of ECP headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza Khan was hearing foreign funding case against PTI.

PTI’s counsel Saqlain Haider submitted details of party funds and accounts of 2010 to 2017. Following the submission, Haider asked the ECP to give a receipt to the party as confirmation of the submission of documents.

The ECP chief refused to provide any such receipt, saying that the PTI was bound to submit documents.

Petitioner Akbar S Baber’s counsel said that Supreme Court had made public the details of party funds. Upon this, another PTI counsel Faisal Chaudhry said that Islamabad High Court had directed not to give details of party’s accounts to anyone.

Faisal Chaudhry requested the ECP to keep the documents to itself and not share it with anyone.

The hearing was then adjourned until October 16.

The ECP had given the PTI until September 18 to submit details of its funding, warning the party that it would take as fact the petitions submitted against it in case the PTI fails to submit funding details.