ECP summons PPP, PML-N in foreign funding case on Jan 18

By: News Desk      Published: 09:40 PM, 17 Jan, 2021
ECP summons PPP, PML-N in foreign funding case on Jan 18
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the foreign funding case on Monday (January 18), a day before the scheduled protest by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) outside the ECP offices in Islamabad on Tuesday (January 19). 

Ruling lawmaker Farrukh Habib has moved the ECP for an investigation into the allegations of foreign funding to the PML-N as well as the PPP. ECP’s Scrutiny Committee would hear the PPP and PML-N on January 18 and the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on January 20. 

The Scrutiny Committee would review the documents submitted by the PTI in the foreign funding case on Wednesday. Former PTI leader Akbar S. Babar has raised several objections to the documents submitted by the PTI in the foreign funding case. According to sources, ECP’s Scrutiny Committee would also take into account the objections raised by Akbar S Babar.