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PTI foreign funding case: PDM to march to ECP's office in Islamabad on Jan 19 PDM
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PTI foreign funding case: PDM to march to ECP's office in Islamabad on Jan 19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jan 2021, 04:47 pm

Putting pressure on the Pakistan government, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said her party, under the umbrella of the 10-party opposition alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), would take out rallies from different areas of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Jan 19 that would merge into one big rally before heading towards the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the capital.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad along with other party leaders, she was quoted as saying by Dawn News the rally was being organised to "get a decision from the ECP that it is not giving since 2014".

She was referring to a foreign funding case against the PTI, which was filed in Nov 2014 by Akbar S. Babar, a founding member of the ruling party.

"The protest that the PDM is going to do on Jan 19 [is being done] to take the decision that has already been made today when the PTI has accepted that illegal funding has come through 23 foreign-funded accounts, [that] illegal funding could have been done through agents. [The PTI] accepted that money was gotten illegally through 23 foreign funded accounts that were not declared accounts and that money was [deposited] in PTI accounts [through cheques]," she was quoted as saying by Dawn News.

"Signs of President [Dr Arif Alvi], Sindh Governor [Imran Ismail] and Imran Khan sahib himself [along with] other PTI leaders are present on those cheques," she claimed.