PTI’s foreign funding case: PDM to march to ECP’s office on Jan 19

ISLAMABAD: PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has asserted that the 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 Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Talking to journalists in Islamabad today (Thursday), she said that 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 ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (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, which illegal funding could have been done through agents,” she added.  

She further said that 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.

“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.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) submitted completed details to the scrutiny committee of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the foreign funding case, adding that if any funds were collected illegally, then responsibility lied with the agents.