Former prime minister Imran Khan refuses to budge

ECP decision like tactics cant shatter PTI resolve

By: News Desk
Published: 08:53 PM, 4 Aug, 2022
Former prime minister Imran Khan refuses to budge
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Former prime minister Imran Khan has said he would continue his fight against the corrupt, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Thursday.

The ruling coalition's tactics can't shatter the PTI campaign against corruption, he said in a fresh tirade against the government during a public address in wake of the ECP decision on PTI funding.

He alleged that the ruling parties joined their hands to topple his party rule under a foreign plot.

He continued: "The government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf was overthrown. The regime change brought relief to them, but the pubic reaction and protests left them in trouble again. So they opted for using the ECP against the PTI over foreign funding."

Imran Khan said the PTI has been mulling to counter such an attack thus they must remember.

Earlier in the day, the federal cabinet Thursday approved placing former prime minister Imran Khan’s name in the Exit Control List

The cabinet also placed the names of other PTI members also on the ECL who have been named in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decision.

The move came days after ECP in its unanimous verdict announced that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had received funding from prohibited sources. The cabinet has asked Federal Minister of Law Azam Nazir Tarar to take action in this regard

A couple of days ago, the ECP released its verdict on PTI funding, declaring that PTI has received funds from business tycoon Arif Naqvi and 34 foreigners including from the United States.

Unknown accounts also came to light, said the commission in its verdict, adding that hiding accounts was a “violation” of Article 17 of the Constitution. The commission issued show cause notice to the PTI to explain why the commission should not seize the funds it received.

According to the judgment, PTI concealed thirteen accounts from the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP also said that former prime minister Imran Khan had submitted misdeclaration in the PTI prohibited funding case.

The case was filed by PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar and was pending since November 14, 2014. Babar had alleged serious financial irregularities in the party’s funding from Pakistan and abroad.