Illegal funding: Imran Khan's PTI blames its agent in US
Islamabad: Pakistan's ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has moved away from its initial stance of denying any illegal funding from the United States and said that if any funds were collected illegally through two US companies registered after Imran Khan’s written instructions, the responsibility lies with their agents managing the two limited liability companies.
The party adopted the latest stance in a written reply to a questionnaire given to it by the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), informed sources told Dawn on Wednesday.
The ECP committee recently met to continue scrutiny of PTI accounts under fresh directives to expedite the process.
The foreign funding case against PTI was filed in Nov 2014 by Akbar S. Babar, a founding member of the party, reports Dawn News.
Sources revealed to the newspaper that during Wednesday’s meeting, the petitioner’s lawyer, Syed Ahmad Hassan Shah, protested the committee’s refusal to share the PTI’s financial documents with his client.
The documents include 23 PTI bank statements received on instructions from the State Bank that were mostly concealed from the ECP.