Foreign fundraising case: Imran Khan fails to appear before FIA
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan Monday failed to appear before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Karachi in a foreign fundraising case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The FIA had summoned PTI Chairman Imran Khan for investigation in an alleged money laundering case and he had been asked to appear before the investigation team at FIA's Karachi office on October 31 at 2 pm. But he did not appear.
Imran Khan is accused of taking Rs 5.62m from Tariq Shafi's account to PTI’s account.
The FIA launched its probe against the PTI in August this year after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) declared in its verdict that the party had received illegal funding.
The FIA Banking Circle registered a case against Khan and other PTI leaders in connection with prohibited funding received by his party on October 5.
As per the FIR, the Abraaj Group of Arif Naqvi allegedly transferred $2.1 million to the PTI account in the branch of a bank situated at Jinnah Avenue in Islamabad.
The FIA alleged that the Imran Khan-led party also received funds from two bank accounts of Wotan Cricket Club.
The FIA has also booked Sardar Azhar Tariq, Tariq Shafi, and Younis Aamir Kiyani in the same case.
In the second call-up notice issued to Imran Khan, he was summoned for a statement at 2 pm Monday.
The FIA did not receive any request from Imran Khan in response to the appearance notice.
Imran Khan has been operating this PTI account in a private bank. Imran Khan was asked to appear before the FIA because he was a signatory of the PTI account as well as the chairman of the party.
Reluctant to appear, Imran Khan's name can be added to the list of accused and after filing a new challan against Imran Khan in the court, he can also be arrested.