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FIA summons Asad Qaiser, Mehmood Rasheed in Prohibited Funding case

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday summoned former National Assembly speaker and senior PTI leader Asad Qaiser in reference to the ongoing inquiry on the prohibited funding case.

FIA Peshawar’s office summoned Qaiser on August 11 (Thursday) at 2pm.

According to details, FIA has started an investigation of the PTI prohibited funding case after the ECP’s findings were announced a few days back. PTI leader Asad Qaiser and Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed have been summoned by the FIA to record their statement on August 11, 2 pm.

However, Asad Qaiser has said that he has not received any notice from the FIA as of now, but he will succumb to their will and go to them if asked. Have not done anything illegal, do not have anything to worry about, he added.

He added that funding received for the organizational structure was spent on office rent and salaries of office employees. There were three employees at his office, whose salaries were paid as cheques.

On Friday, the FIA launched a formal countrywide investigation into the utilisation of funds from “prohibited” sources by PTI after an Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruling that the party secured illegal donations.

A five-member monitoring team has been constituted in this regard to supervise inquiries across Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Lahore and Quetta. The team is headed by Muhammad Athar Waheed.

FIA started investigating the PTI prohibited funding case after the verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). A six-member probe team was formed by the intelligence agency which has summoned Asad Qaiser.

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