PTI supporter claims she funded party through ‘honest means’ | The Express Tribune

PTI supporter claims she funded party through ‘honest means’ | The Express Tribune

After the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) found Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) guilty of receiving “prohibited money”, a donor, Beenish Faridi, on Wednesday expressed concern about the ruling “scandal”.

Faridi, who claimed to have donated money to the party before the 2013 election on PTI’s official online account, in a video message, said he saw his name on a list circulating on the social network. association, where he appeared on the list of foreign donors.

Contrary to claims, the PTI supporter said she is a ‘patriotic Pakistani’ who has lived in the UK for 20-22 years.

“I am Pakistani, I was born in Pakistan [….] We feel the pain of Pakistan, we love Pakistan,” she said.

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Urging the ECP not to “declare patriotic Pakistanis as foreigners”, Faridi added that “we reserve the right to take legal action against the ECP”.

All ‘legitimate’ accounts

Meanwhile, top PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has offered an explanation for 16 party accounts that yesterday’s election watchdog ruling called illegal legal and undeclared.

At a press conference, Chaudhry said that “subsidiary accounts were opened in the names of party leaders” before the election and were therefore “declared”.

“The accounting formula – which accountants follow is that they don’t double,” he said, asserting that the 16 accounts are in fact subsidiaries, and if they were merged “would double the number.” quantity”.

“The amount that goes into the main account is declared,” he explained, “the accountant does not count the amount in the sub-accounts.”


On Tuesday, the ECP announced its decision in the long-awaited case of the prohibited PTI funding and ruled that the party did indeed receive the funding illegally in when giving notice to the inquiring party why the funds should not be confiscated. .

A three-member ECP bench led by Chief Election Commission (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja has announced the verdict in the case filed by PTI founding member Akbar S Babar, pending since from November 14, 2014. Order

 the ECP stated that the political party received millions of dollars in illicit funds from abroad, including the United States, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. UK and Australia.

“The Office is also directed to take any further action under the law, pursuant to this order of the Commission,” the 68-page judgment said – a copy of which is available from The Express Tribune.

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Following the ruling, PTI appeared to have taken a positive stance on the conclusion of the eight-year-old case, emphasizing that the verdict in fact proved its own position that it foreign currency may not be distributed. .

However, PTI’s petitioner and founding member, Akbar Babar, declared PTI “as guilty as alleged”.

Congress repeated vehement attacks on PTI following the ECP’s long-awaited decision in the case of banned funding while PML-N leaders called for legal action to allow the old ruling party tasted its own medicine, while singing the blues about the “injustice” that justice had done to them over “immaterial things”.

In addition, the federal cabinet has begun to consider three options, including banning the party led by Imran Khan.

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