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Foreign funding case: PTI announces to challenge ECP verdict in court

The Commission says the PTI received foreign funds from 34 individuals and 351 businesses, besides funds from an American businessman

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Foreign funding case: PTI announces to challenge ECP verdict in court
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Islamabad: PTI will challenge the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) verdict in a court while using political and legal means, PTI leader and former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced Tuesday. 

In a unanimous verdict, the Commission said the PTI received foreign funds from 34 individuals and 351 businesses. The donations were sent from America, Australia, Canada, and the UAE. 

In addition, PTI took funds from an American businessman, the ECP said, issuing a show-cause notice to the party.  

The PTI leader said that the party met all the criteria and submitted all the evidence to come clean. "Today's verdict proved that there was no foreign funding case. The media trial going on for years has finally come to an end today."

Qureshi said his party has objections against the election commission for not being impartial. "We provided everything that the commission asked us to, however, it did not seek any evidence from the other parties," he added.

"We demand action against those parties that received funding from former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and Libya. They should also be held accountable," he said. 

The coalition government had wished that the PTI should be nullified. However, "God once again made Imran Khan victorious and the government had once embarrassed itself", Qureshi said.

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