PTI asks ECP to conduct hearing on daily basis in PML-N, PPP foreign funding cases

By: News Desk      Published: 04:33 PM, 15 Jan, 2021
PTI asks ECP to conduct hearing on daily basis in PML-N, PPP foreign funding cases

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Farrukh Habib Friday submitted an application to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for conducting daily hearing of foreign funding case against PML-N and PPP, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.

Habib while talking to media outside the ECP office said: “We had filed a petition against PML-N in 2017 and so far, dozens of session of the (ECP) scrutiny were conducted. We have submitted another plea to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) today and sought daily hearing of the case. Till today, no decision is made despite having clear guidance of the Supreme Court (SC). What is the meaning of non-submission of records by PML-N and PPP?”

He said both political parties are just wasting the time of the ECP’s scrutiny committee and the facts have been revealed now.

He claimed that PML-N is also facing an allegation of toppling late Benazir Bhutto’s government after receiving funds from Osama Bin Laden.

The PTI leader challenged Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and Maryam Nawaz to do whatever they want to do during their protest outside ECP office on January 19. He continued that ECP summoned leaders of both political parties on January 18, whereas, ‘proofs’ against PML-N and PPP were also provided by him.

Habib said that PPP had hired a lobbyist in the United States (US) to get NRO which was mentioned in the records of US Justice and Law Foreign Act 1938 to whom they paid over $3 million after 2008. Farrukh Habib said that both parties will have to respond ECP.

It may be noted here that the Scrutiny Committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had issued notices to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in foreign funding case and asked to appear and submit their response on January 18.

On the other hand, the opposition parties had announced to protest outside ECP headquarters to expedite proceedings of foreign funding case against PTI.