ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday explained the meaning of foreign funding, stating that according to the verdict of election Committee of Pakistan (ECP), donations collected overseas Pakistanis are considered foreign-funded.
Addressing him party employees present in the FP park through live via video link, Khan stated that no law prohibits political parties from collecting money from overseas Pakistanis. “PTI collected money from companies in 2012 and formulated a law prohibiting this action in 2017; therefore, no law has been broken,” he said, adding that this was not foreign funding.
Khan called “peaceful protest” outside ECP headquarters today in federal capital after the body verdict related to the party Prohibited Funding case.
party the chairman had first urged supporters to hold a “peaceful protest” against CEC Raja outside ECP headquarters; However, after the warning coalition government barring them from entering the red zone, the venue was changed to FP park.
“Islamabad was made fortress, why are they doing this? he said, adding that the federal capital was closed immediately.
former prime minister said it was a constitutional right of everyone to protest, and “we [PTI] always tried to protest with Constitution and Law”.
Regarding the PTI rule, Khan said that when party join powerit was terrible economy And then the COVID-19 pandemic happened.
“Our government coped with both difficult situations successfully”, he said, lamenting that despite PTI’s efforts government was removed from power through controversy.
Khan went on say that they [coalition parties] thought PTI was over because of their “conspiracy” in commemoration of in no-confidence traffic.
However, they were wrong because people took to the streets on May 25th. I will never forget the mass turnout of PTI supporters,” he said, recalling that coalition government made every effort to stop them causing fear in them.