ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has submitted a request to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking the same scrutiny of accounts of other political parties as was undertaken against it.
Talking to the media after submitting the request, PTI leader Naeemul Haque said they appeal to the ECP to examine the financial accounts of the Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
He claimed that the parties’ own auditors have discovered glaring irregularities in their accounts.
Haque said there is an impression among the people that the ECP is only targetting the PTI when it comes to probing a party’s funding, adding that, “the ECP’s reputation shouldn’t be tainted with the next elections around the corner”.
He asserted that a thorough examination of other parties’ accounts is needed.
Saying that “PTI doesn’t have anything to hide,” Haque stated that they have submitted to the ECP the party’s accounts details from 2010 to 2017.
“Justice should be seen to be done by the ECP,” asserted the PTI leader.
The PTI has been facing the ‘foreign funding case’ in the ECP, filed by the party’s disgruntled founding member Akbar Babar, since 2014.
Babar has filed a petition seeking the disqualification of PTI Chairman Imran Khan for allegedly obtaining funding from illegal sources and discrepancies in the party’s accounts.