Election Commission of Pakistan says Imran Khan’s PTI received ‘prohibited foreign funds’


The Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Sikandar Sultan Raja, on Tuesday said that former prime minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) received 34 “prohibited foreign donations”.

Founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan (File photo)

The Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan, Sikandar Sultan Raja, on Tuesday said that former prime minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) received 34 “prohibited foreign donations”. The election commission has issued a show cause notice to the party.

As many as 13 unknown accounts were detected by the election commission.

The Financial Times, a British daily newspaper, earlier reported that Wootton Cricket Ltd, a Cayman Islands-incorporated company owned by Pakistani tycoon Arif Naqvi, and the money from charity fundraisers, such as the “Wootton T20 Cup”, was used to bankroll PTI.

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