Important development reported from ECP over PTI foreign funding case

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Important development reported from ECP over PTI foreign funding case

ISLAMABAD - Important developments have been reported from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf foreign funding case.ECP has reserved its verdict on four applications by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) seeking secrecy in the scrutiny of its foreign funding case. The verdict will be announced on October 10.

In today's proceedings, Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza said that the PTI had submitted four new miscellaneous applications to the committee, adding that they "just wanted to increase the burden of work". He said that the investigative committee had forwarded the applications to him so that he could make a decision.

According to PTI's counsel, in all four applications, they had demanded that the leakage of information should be stopped, in response to which the chief election commissioner inquired what the committee had to do with information being shared on media.

The chief election commissioner asked about the accounts which were shown by the State Bank. The bench wanted to know who owned the accounts, he added.

PTI’s lawyer said that all 23 accounts belonged to the PTI, adding that they have submitted all records of the scrutiny committee.