ECP gives PTI access to PPP, PML-N’s accounts in foreign funding case

By: News Desk      Published: 11:27 AM, 11 Oct, 2021
ECP gives PTI access to PPP, PML-N’s accounts in foreign funding case

The Election Commission of Pakistan has accepted the PTI petition seeking access to Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s financial accounts, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Reportedly, the ECP accepted the application of PTI’s Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib seeking access to financial accounts of the PPP and PML-N during a hearing on the foreign funding case in Islamabad on Monday.

Talking to the media after attending the hearing, the minister revealed that the PML-N had kept 7 accounts while the PPP had kept 12 accounts secret from the Election Commission of Pakistan. He said he requested the commission to give the PTI access to the financial accounts of both parties for audit. He hailed the acceptance of his plea by the ECP saying that today both the parties were defeated big in the AJK by-election.

The minister vowed to bring all the facts before the nation which the PPP and PML-N were hiding.

“We will bring to light the fake accounts of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz,” he declared.

He stated that these people used to hide their corruption owing to delay by the ECP to make a decision on his petition. “Now we would not let them run away,” he added.

Mr Habib resolved that after analyzing the accounts of the PPP and PML-N, we would put the record before the scrutiny committee and our financial experts would assess these accounts.

ECP decision 

 Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan has released the detailed decision on Farrukh Habib’s petition. The ECP said that the PPP and PML-N foreign funding cases were similar to that of PTI’s case. 

The commission allowed Habib that he along with his team of financial experts could review the PML-N and PPP’s funding accounts for eight days. 

It also directed the minister to give names of his technical and financial experts to the ECP within five days. It also said that deputy director law and scrutiny would supervise the process of documents’ review to be carried out by the PTI’s team.