Govt mulls putting PTI leaders on ECL, moving SC

Govt mulls putting PTI leaders on ECL, moving SC

PTI Chairman Imran Khan chairs a meeting of party leaders. Courtesy PTI social media

Islamabad: The coalition unanimously called for Pakistan’s Chief Justice (CJP) on Tuesday, considering it added the name of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and its chairman to the exit checklist decided to The case came after a unanimous decision by the Pakistan Election Commission (ECP) to determine that the party had received illegal funds and to issue a cause notice to the party asking why the funds had not been seized.

Earlier in the day, the three-man ECP bench, headed by Supreme Electoral Commission (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, announced the verdict of the lawsuit filed by PTI founding member Akbar S Babar. The lawsuit is titled “Complaint” filed under Section 06 of the Political Parties Decree 2002 and has been pending since November 14, 2014. The Supreme Court and nine attorneys have changed and are using other delay tactics.

Judgment this year he was set aside on June 21 and was due to be announced at 10am, but was delayed by nearly half an hour. In its 68-page judgment, ECP Bank ruled that PTI received funds from prohibited sources. Including 34 foreigners and 351 foreign companies. PTI found that he became the owner of eight accounts, but 13 accounts were kept secret from the commission and audit committee, and three accounts were not mentioned.

Interestingly, Form 1 submitted by Imran Khan as party leader turned out to be grossly inaccurate. The PTI Chairman has filed Form I for a period of five years (2008-2013), based on the Annual Financial Statements and other available materials obtained by the Commission from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP): It turned out to be “significantly inaccurate”. The
Committee decided that: Accordingly, the Commission orders the defendant to be notified under Rule 6 of the PPO why the prohibited funds will not be seized. The Office is also directed to take all other legal action, including referral of the case to the federal government, in light of this Commission Order.

Section 6(3) of the PPO states: Government, multinational or nationally established public or private corporations, corporations, trade or professional associations are prohibited and parties may only accept donations and donations from individuals. Fulfill your obligations under Pakistan law.

The ruling reads: “The PTI Chairman has filed Form I and signed the certificate for five consecutive years, which does not match the accounting information available to us.” The ECP found that the parties had “knowingly” diverted funds from Wootton Cricket Limited. Run by businessman Arif Naqvi, the party was “willing to accept” US$2,121,500 (506 million rupees) in prohibited funds.

A recent investigative report published in the Financial Times found his $2.12 million raised in the UK through a charity cricket match recorded in his PTI account, revealing Arif his Naqvi role in the process.

Returning to the ruling, the party found Bristol Engineering Services (a UAE-based company), E-Planet Trustees (a privately held company in the Cayman Islands) and SS Marketing Manchester (UK- PTI USA LLC-6160 and PTI USA LLC- 5975 was “affected by the ban and violated Pakistani law.”

The party also received contributions from PTI Canada Corporation and PTI UK Public Limited Company, both of which PTI Pakistan received in their accounts. The funds were found to be prohibited and in violation of Pakistani law.The donations were from Australian based company Dunpec Limited and Pakistani companies Anwar Brothers, Zain Cotton and Young Sports.

Similarly, through PTI USA LLC-6160 and PTI USA LLC-5975 fundraising campaigns, PTI Pakistan raised funds from 34 foreigners and 351 foreign-based companies. Donations have been received.It is forbidden to collect donations or donations from foreigners or companies and is against the laws of Pakistan. ECP also said PTI violated the law by acting as a beneficiary of a donation from US-based Indian-born businessman Romita Shetty.

The judgment also noted that the party had declared before the commission that he only had eight accounts and 13 were unknown. However, SBP data shows that all 13 accounts denied by PTI were opened and operated by senior PTI managers and executives at the central and state levels.

The document states that the total amount deposited into the Unknown/Non-PTI account was Rs.215,787,718 while the withdrawal from it was Rs.197,957,814. The commission also found that the PTI failed to mention three accounts run by the party’s top leadership. It said the non-disclosure and concealment of 16 bank accounts by the PTI was a “serious error by the party leadership and violates Article 17(3) of the Constitution.”

Section 17(3) states: During his five years under review, Imran Khan submitted grossly inaccurate and false submissions. Even during scrutiny and hearings by this Commission, PTI has and has withheld full and complete disclosure of its funding sources.

On 4 January 2022, ECP’s Audit Committee was formed in March 2018 to review PTI’s foreign funding within a month and finally issued a report almost four years later. and held more than 95 public hearings. The report, based on eight volumes of records requested by the SBP, found that PTI leaders had raised millions of dollars and billions of rupees from foreigners, including authorized Indian nationals, without any sources or details, to dispose of funds. I have confirmed that I have committed a serious violation of the Procurement Act.

The report confirmed that PTI received funds from foreigners and foreign companies, underreported the funds, and obfuscated dozens of bank accounts. It also noted the parties’ refusal to disclose details of large transactions and the panel’s inability to obtain details of PTI’s offshore accounts and offshore funds. He questioned a certificate signed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan, which was submitted to the Commission along with details of PTI’s audited financial statements.

The Commission reported that the party underestimated him by Rs 312 million in the four years from fiscal year 2009-10 to 2012-13. A breakdown of the years shows that more than Rs 145 crore was underreported in 2012-13 alone. The report also highlighted controversy surrounding four PTI employees being allowed to receive donations in personal accounts, but said it was outside his job to investigate their accounts.

Judgment stated that it was considered appropriate to refer to the relevant provisions of the Constitution and the law before discussing the details of the case.According to Article 17 of the Constitution…the federal government If a party declares that a political party has been formed or is acting in a manner that affects the sovereignty or integrity of the Its determination on such references is final.

Each political party must account under the law for the source of its funds. It states that supporter contributions are formally recorded by political parties. Direct or indirect donations by foreign governments, multinational corporations or domestically incorporated public or private corporations, corporations, trade or professional associations are prohibited and the parties may only make donations and donations from individuals can accept
It is stipulated that any grants or contributions prohibited under this Ordinance shall be forfeited on behalf of the State in the manner prescribed.

Regulation 06 of the Political Parties Regulations 2002 addresses the seizure of prohibited funds. Order the political parties concerned to be confiscated and deposited in the Ministry of Finance or Quasi-Finance for the benefit of the state after being given an opportunity to be heard.

Red Zone security was put on high alert prior to the ECP ruling. Hundreds of police were deployed in the area and anti-riot forces were also alerted. Bystanders could not enter the red zone. All roads to the Electoral Commission were closed to the general public.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan announced on Monday that he will hold a protest outside the Electoral Commission Secretariat on Aug. 4 to urge the resignation of the electoral commission chairman.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif later chaired a meeting of coalition partners that decided to relocate Pakistan’s Supreme Court following a PTI ruling banning the Pakistan Electoral Commission (ECP) from raising foreign funds.

All allies have agreed to take strict legal action under the ECP ruling, according to sources. It was decided that Pakistan’s Chief Justice will be asked to form a full court to hear cases brought by the coalition government. (ECL) and discussed the possibility of preventing them from leaving the country.

The Coalition partners formed legal and political committees to follow up on both sides of the ECP decision. The Legal Commission handles all formalities for dealing with the SC and first obtains Federal Cabinet approval. Chaired by Minister of Justice Azam Nazir Talaar, the Judicial Committee consists of Ministers of the Interior Rana Sanaura, Farooq H. Nek and Kamran Murtaza.

Federal Minister Khursheed Shah, Information Minister He will chair a political committee composed of Marriyum Aurangzeb, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Naveed Qamar. The two commissions are expected to submit their first reports when coalition partners meet again on Wednesday (today). The meeting also expressed shock at the military helicopter crash and offered Fateha for the souls of the deceased.

Credit/Source : THENEWSPK

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