LAHORE: PML-N information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb has demanded to make all records of the PTI foreign funding case public and show the proceedings of the case live after the damning revelation about charity money for Shaukat Khanum turning into a political fund.

“This is another undeniable proof of Imran Khan’s fraud and forgery,” she said on Thursday. She termed the news of listing of Shaukat Khanum’s donors as PTI donors in the report of the scrutiny committee, a dreadful disclosure. She said 35 per cent of donors didn’t give funds to PTI were fraudulently included in the list of party funding names in context of foreign funding.

“Imran is guilty of money laundering and using the hospital charity money for political purposes. He committed a crime by converting the donation given for Shaukat Khanum into political funds. The donors of Shaukat Khanum object to the use of their charity money for PTI’s political purposes,” she said and requested the Election Commission to hear the foreign funding case on a daily basis and the proceedings be telecast live after this disclosure.

The former information minister pointed out that despite the rejection of PTI’s requests by the ECP, eight volumes in foreign funding case were being kept hidden because of this conversion of charity money into PTI’s political fund.

Ms Auranzeb questioned as to why the details of Imran’s corruption, money laundering and illicit foreign capital being kept secret. She demanded that all documents, including those unearthed by the State Bank of Pakistan, should be made public as per orders of ECP.

“The huge sums of money Imran took through private accounts of his employees have also been kept secret,” she pointed out.

She said the details of Imran’s accounts in foreign banks including UK, USA, Australia, Finland were yet to be exposed. The ECP should hear foreign funding case on a daily basis so that the requirement of law must be met and justice be delivered without further delay, she demanded.

Published in Dawn, January 28th, 2022

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