Report Wire - Pak ballot panel summons Imran Khan on Aug 23 in prohibited funding case

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Pak ballot panel summons Imran Khan on Aug 23 in prohibited funding case

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Press Trust of India

Pakistan’s election fee on Friday issued a discover to former premier Imran Khan and ordered him to seem personally on August 23 on the listening to within the prohibited funding case in opposition to his social gathering.

Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) social gathering and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have been at loggerheads. Khan has been accusing Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja of being biased.

Pakistan’s election fee on Tuesday stated that Khan’s social gathering acquired funds in opposition to the principles from 34 overseas nationals, together with a businesswoman of Indian-origin, in a significant setback to the previous prime minister.

A 3-member bench of the ECP issued a present trigger discover to Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf social gathering for receiving prohibited funding from overseas nationals and foreign-based firms and protecting it below wraps. It additionally sought an evidence from the social gathering and its chief Khan.

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According to the ECP web site, the case titled “Notice to Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in terms of Rule 6 of Political Parties Rule 2006, in compliance of judgment by the commission dated August 2 in case title Akbar Sher Babar” has been mounted for listening to on August 23, at 10 am.

The case was filed in November, 2014 by PTI founding member Akbar S Babar, who’s not related to the social gathering.

The ECP in its verdict issued a discover to the social gathering asking why the funds shouldn’t be confiscated, and it additionally stated that it was “constrained to hold that Imran Khan failed to discharge his obligations as mandated under the Pakistani statutes.”

Khan, in a speech on Thursday, rejected the decision by saying that the funding was acquired by the social gathering in 2012 when it was not prohibited. He accused his opponents of making an attempt to oust him from politics on technical grounds.

Separately, the ECP additionally accepted for listening to a reference by lawmakers of the ruling alliance on Thursday looking for the disqualification of Khan from public workplace on the idea of a verdict by the ECP within the prohibited funding case.

Its listening to has been mounted on August 18, in keeping with the ECP.

The ECP’s verdict got here after The Financial Times newspaper just lately revealed a narrative titled ‘The strange case of the cricket match that helped fund Khan’s political rise’.

The report states that charges had been paid to Wootton Cricket Limited, which, regardless of the title, was in truth a Cayman Islands-incorporated firm owned by Naqvi, the founding father of Dubai-based Abraaj Group.

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