Nawaz intensifies war against Imran over hidden foreign funding

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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed his party workers to not let Imran Khan off the hook after ECP report had emerged, reports Asian Lite News

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz has advised Prime Minister Imran Khan to be ready, as the “time for accountability has come.”

Maryam’s remarks came after PM Imran Khan’s statement regarding the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) report, which revealed that PTI has hidden foreign funding worth millions of rupees. Khan welcomed the investigation by the ECP’s scrutiny committee, which has reportedly revealed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) allegedly failed to disclose millions of rupees to the ECP, according to News International.

Taking to her official Twitter handle, Maryam questioned why did he [Imran Khan] not let the case proceedings continue for the last seven years.

“Why did you [Imran Khan] keep hiding for so many years and then kept begging that the report should not be released?” she questioned.

Pakistan’s ruling party PTI headed by the Prime Minister is under scanner after a report compiled by the ECP on its funding.

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The Election Commission of Pakistan’s report stated the PTI provided ‘false information’ regarding the party’s funding. It’s said that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) statement revealed that the party had received Rs 1.64 million in funding.

Imran Khan had earlier said that the more their accounts are scrutinized, the more factual clarity will emerge for the nation to see how the PTI is the “only political party with a proper donor base premised on proper political fundraising”.

On the other hand, Imran Khan mentioned that he was looking forward to seeing similar ECP scrutiny reports on the funding of two other major political parties, PPP and PML-N.

Don’t let Imran off the hook: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed his party workers to not let Imran Khan off the hook after ECP report has emerged.

“Do not let (prime minister) Imran Khan off the hook as he has been caught red-handed while stealing money through the party’s foreign funding. His so-called honest image has completely been shattered and he should be exposed before the nation,” Nawaz told a party meeting, which was attended by its central and Punjab leadership, including Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, in Model Town here on Thursday via video link, reported Dawn.

He told the party members to not allow both houses of Parliament to run smoothly until “justice” is served.

Imran Khan mentioned that he was looking forward to seeing similar ECP scrutiny reports on the funding of two other major political parties, PPP and PML-N.

According to a party member, Nawaz Sharif told PML-N leaders not to let the subject die down until it reaches its natural conclusion.

Nawaz Sharif, who has been in the UK for ‘medical treatment’ since November 2019, urged the participants to expose Prime Minister Imran Khan’s alleged fraud on all platforms.

The PML-N supreme leader, Shehbaz Sharif, has been told to begin convening workers’ conventions at the district and divisional levels in Punjab, in order to mobilise party members ahead of the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM), planned an anti-inflation march on Islamabad in March.

“Don’t let the National Assembly, Punjab Assembly and Senate run smoothly, and aggressively agitate this matter in which the true face of Imran Khan has been exposed,”, he was quoted as saying.

“We don’t have to allow an easy escape to ‘the selected’ on this matter,” he maintained.

According to a party source, taking the case to court was also discussed, but no decision was reached. “The party will first see what action the ECP takes,” he said.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

“Nawaz Sharif also directed the party leadership to gear up for a decisive anti-inflation march on Islamabad proposed by the PDM in March. For this purpose, the former PM said workers’ conventions should be held at the district and divisional levels and also re-organisation of the party completed at the district level at the earliest,” an insider said, reported Dawn News.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has also scheduled a long march against the PTI government in Islamabad on February 27. (ANI)

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