Prohibited funding case: Imran Khan forms four-member legal team

Prohibited funding case: Imran Khan forms four-member legal team


Prohibited funding case: Imran Khan forms four-member legal team

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Following the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in prohibited funding case, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has formed a four-member legal team.

The legal team include Anwar Mansoor, Barrister Ali Zafar, Shah Khawar and Faisal Chaudhry. The team will be headed by former attorney general Anwar Mansoor.

The legal team has been directed to prepare an appeal against ECP verdict. The team will prepare an appeal on the decision of the ECP and take approval from the former prime minister.

On Tuesday, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in its unanimous verdict announced that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had received funding from prohibited sources.

A three-member bench of Election Commission of Pakistan headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, comprising Nisar Ahmed Durrani, Shah Muhammad Jatoi in its reserved verdict declared that PTI has received funds from business tycoon Arif Naqvi and 34 foreigners including from the United States.

Unknown accounts also came to light, said the commission in its verdict, adding that hiding accounts was a “violation” of Article 17 of the Constitution.

The commission issued show cause notice to the PTI to explain why the commission should not seize the funds it received.

According to the judgment, PTI concealed thirteen accounts from the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The ECP also said that former prime minister Imran Khan had submitted misdeclaration in the PTI prohibited funding case.

The case was filed by PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar and was pending since November 14, 2014. Babar had alleged serious financial irregularities in the party’s funding from Pakistan and abroad.