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PTI foreign funding case: Opp approaches ECP for early verdict

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ISLAMABAD: After submitting a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan with NA Secretariat, the joint opposition on Thursday approached ECP for early verdict in PTI foreign funding case, ARY News reported.

Opposition parties including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) filed an application with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for early decision in the ongoing foreign funding case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The opposition leaders including Ahsan Iqbal, Faisal Kareem Kundi and others appeared before the ECP office and submitted an application with the election body.

Read more: ECP hands over PTI foreign funding record to Akbar S Babar

In a previous hearing held on March 2, the lawyer for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) completed arguments in the funding case, while the bench directed the counsel for the petitioner Akbar S Babar to conclude his arguments on the next hearing of the case.

The case

A former member of PTI Akbar S. Babar had filed the case in 2014.

The petitioner Akbar S Babar claimed that the PTI received $7.3 million in funding from foreign organisations, including Indian nationals and offshore companies.

Babar charged that PTI chief and Prime Minister Imran Khan gave fake certificates to the ECP.

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