The Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected four petitions filed by the ruling Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the Investigative Committee for the investigation of foreign funds.
The Election Commission has ordered PTI officials to appear before the committee on October 14.
The three-member special committee, headed by the Director General Law, on the orders of the Chief Election Commissioner, has been investigating the issues related to foreign aid received by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf from April 2018. The other two members of the committee belong to the Auditor General of Pakistan.
Two members of the Election Commission, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, passed a verdict on the petitions filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Pakistan PTI stands
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) filed four petitions against the special committee constituted by the Election Commission at different times, stating that “the affairs of the committee are malicious and by leaking secret proceedings of the committee.” PTI is being harmed. ”
The inquiry committee was of the view that it was not their authority to process these petitions, so the special committee referred the matter to the Chief Election Commissioner.
Is there a case against PTI?
The ruling party came to the Election Commission in 2014 with regard to foreign aid to the Tehreek-e-Insaf, and former member of the party Akbar S. Babar alleged in the Election Commission that ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from 2009 to 2013 Funds were obtained from outside sources through prohibited sources. ‘
The matter continued for one year in the Election Commission and then against the petition, a petition was filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the Islamabad High Court in 2015 requesting that the Election Commission be barred from taking such action. ۔ However, after almost two years of hearing, the court ruled that it was the Election Commission’s job to examine the details of political party accounts.
After the Islamabad High Court rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s request, the Election Commission asked the State Bank for details of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s accounts, stating that it had 23 accounts in various banks of the country.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was of the view that 18 of these accounts were local-level, which were opened for the general election, so they did not matter.
The Election Commission did not recognize the PTI stance and said how it is possible to open any bank accounts without the letterhead of the party. The Election Commission also said that the ruling party failed to produce such evidence that the applicant Akbar S. Babar was expelled from the party and he has lost the right to raise questions on PTI accounts.