Pakistan. Donors concerned about use of charitable funds for political purposes

The list of contributors presented to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has become suspect as several contributors, named in the list, have raised questions about the use of a charity organization to political purposes. The PTI submitted a list of individual donors to the ECP Oversight Committee who contributed $0.46 million to party funds, according to News International

Meanwhile, the ECP, on a petition presented by Akbar S Babar, a former member of the PTI, hears the party’s foreign funding case. In addition to providing details of the party’s bank accounts and foreign companies, the PTI had also submitted a list of 1,414 names to the ECP Control Committee which donated US$467,320 to the party in 2013. Some of those who claimed to have contributed to Shaukat Khanum Hospital were astonished to learn that their charity money had been diverted for political purposes.

Earlier, in 2017, the PTI launched a membership campaign in the United States and sent out membership cards to party workers residing in the United States. It was a paid membership campaign and the party’s US branch sent congratulatory messages as well as payment receipts to party members, according to News International. However, several individuals claim to have made donations for the PTI’s political campaign.

The ECP, following a petition submitted by Akbar S Babar, a former member of the PTI, hears the party’s foreign funding case. In addition to providing details of the party’s bank accounts and foreign companies, the PTI had also submitted a list of 1,414 names to the ECP control committee which donated US$467,320 to the party in 2013, as News International reported. (ANI)

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