Imran Khan working on an anti-people agenda: Hanif Abbasi

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday submitted its reply to the Supreme Court in the party's foreign funding case.

In a submission before Justice Saqib Nisar-led three-member Supreme Court bench hearing a disqualification petition against Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen, PTI claimed that it was not alone in collecting funds from overseas as PML-N and PPP too have indulged in the same practices and have failed to make clear it before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi, who sought disqualification of the PTI chief, as well as Secretary General Jahangir Tareen, alleging non-disclosure of assets, ownership of offshore companies and receipt of foreign funds for the party.

The PTI contended the funds received by the ruling PML-N from overseas were not even disclosed although they had a fund-raising company in England.

He also said that the PTI received $2.3 million in foreign funding between 2010 and 2013.

Speaking to media outside the Supreme Court, he said that Imran Khan was working against the welfare of the people and failed to notice the fact that terrorism had decreased in the country due to efforts of the government. "PTI gathered the funds from Pakistanis with dual nationalities".

He also claimed that the party had submitted the list of more than 30,000 Pakistanis living in the U.S. who had contributed to the party funds.

On July 13, the SC had directed the PTI chairman to submit financial details for his London flat by July 25.

PTI chairman Imran Khan.

He told that Imran Khan was now facing disqualification because of the irregularities that came before the court while Nawaz Sharif would be acquitted by the court. He said the documents contained detail of each and every person from whom PTI received funding. "He committed fraud in the funds of party, hospital and NUML University", he said.

He said that majority of funds received by the party ranged from 10 to 15 dollars.

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