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PTI Foreign funding case: ECP rejects PTI request to keep secret some parts of report

ECP has postponed the hearing of this case till Feb 1, 2022.

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected PTI’s request to keep secret some parts of the scrutiny committee’s report on foreign funding case.

Rhe commission started probing the foreign funding case started in 2014. An estranged PTI leader Akbar S. Babar filed the case with the ECP.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued an order in writing, rejecting secrecy of PTI foreign funding report on the complaint of Akbar S. Babar.

“No document of the scrutiny committee is confidential,” the ECP said in its order.

Akbar Babar tweeted about the development and said, “ECP ends secrecy in PTI foreign funding case.”

He said that now “all documents, including ‘eight volumes’ acquired through State Bank of Pakistan” which were kept secret will now be shared with him.

ECP has postponed the hearing of the case till February 1, he added.

PTI’s counsel Anwar Mansoor said that there are certain flaws in the report which must be amended. “If we have been at fault anywhere, we will admit it,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ECP directed the scrutiny committees formed to probe foreign funding of the PPP and PML-N to submit a report in the next 10 days.

Javed Mahmood
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