Islamabad (April 13, 2018): The Election Commission scrutiny committee, formed to probe PTI foreign funding, has designed the Terms of References (TORs) for the scrutiny of Paksitan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) accounts on Friday over the claims of former PTI leader Akbar S Babar.
According to details the committee has drafted six-point TORs to audit PTI funds. The committee will probe the PTI financial statements and other accounting data within fiver years of time between 2009 to 2013 and aim of finding out any defects and omissions in the disclosure of funds received from abroad..
Committee will audit the PTI accounts in light of evidence and information provided by its former leader Akbar S Babar.The committee will also probe he issue in light of political order 2002 and the ruling given by the apex court in Hanif Abbasi-Imran Khan case.
According to ECP sources the committee can summon the PTI and Akbar S Babar at any time during the probe to get explanation over any confusion.
Committee will submit its report to ECP in 30 days.
On March 12, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) formed a three member committee to probe the accounts and funding sources of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The decision was made by Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan, who headed a five-member bench which heard the foreign funding case against the party.The committee members, namely Director General Audit Defence Services Masood Akhtar Sherwanee and Controller Air Force Accounts Muhammad Faheem and ECP Director General Muhammad Arshad held deliberations, while the petitioner and his counsel Badar Iqbal Chaudhry, and PTI representative, former attorney general Anwar Mansur Khan, were also present.
The DG Audit Defence Services and Controller Air Force Accounts attended as experts of the committee. This is the first time that representatives of the defence establishment have been included by the ECP to perform financial audit of a political party for alleged illegal foreign funding and other financial irregularities.