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JUST-IN: ECP says PTI received ‘Prohibited Funds’ from 34 foreign nationals

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Tuesday its verdict on the prohibited funding case against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

A three-member bench led by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja announced the judgment. In its verdict, the ECP said that PTI did indeed receive prohibited funding and kept 13 bank accounts hidden.

The ECP also issued a show cause notice to the PTI.

The ECP had reserved its judgment in the case on June 21. The case earlier referred to as the “foreign funding” case, was later referred to as the “prohibited funding” case after the election commission accepted the PTI’s plea.

Ahead of the decision, the security in Islamabad’s ‘red zone’ was put on high alert with 1,000 police personnel deployed in the area.

On Monday, the ECP released the cause list for the prohibited funding case. According to the cause list, the verdict will be announced by a three-member bench led by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

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