On Tuesday, a report on the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s (PTI) foreign fundraising revealed that the PTI had given the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) inaccurate information regarding the funding it had received.
According to the scrutiny report, the PTI concealed its 53 bank accounts from the ECP when it provided its asset information. According to the statement, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) indicated that the PTI has 65 bank accounts, despite the fact that the party had only declared 12 bank accounts before the election commission.
According to the report, the SBP’s bank statement revealed that the PTI had received financing in the amount of Rs1.64 billion. While it had informed the Election Commission that the PTI had received Rs1.33 billion in funding in the fiscal years 2008/2009 and 2012/13, it had not done so in the previous fiscal year.
Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning and Development, said on Tuesday that a scrutiny committee had been constituted to investigate the finances of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Umar was speaking to reporters outside the ECP office in Islamabad (PML-N).
When the investigation report on foreign funding of political parties is made public, the entire nation will be able to witness that the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) collected the funds in the most transparent manner possible.” “People have blind faith in Prime Minister Imran Khan when it comes to collecting money,” Asad Umar added.
The minister promised the ECP that the PTI would provide comprehensive cooperation in the issue of foreign funding and that the PTI would have detailed information of its funding.