Baber to make public report on PTI accounts tomorrow.

ISLAMABAD -- Petitioner in Foreign Funding case Akbar S Baber has announced making public the fact finding (perusal) report of PTI accounts tomorrow (Tuesday).

Akbar S Baber claimed that the report has been prepared by two financial experts employed on the directives of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) order dated April 14.

On the other hand a senior official of ECP told The Nation that the Commission did not know about any such report. Answering a question regarding claim of petitioner that report was prepared by two financial experts employed on the directives of ECP, the official stated that it might be his independent report prepared by independent experts. He said that commission had nothing to do with this report.

In a report launching ceremony to be held at a local hotel in Islamabad, the petitioner of the Foreign Funding Case Akbar S Babar alongside his team of lawyers led by Syed Ahmad Hassan Shah assisted by Badar Iqbal Chaudhry will brief the media on the findings of the perusal report.

Earlier in the day, Akbar S Babar plans to submit the report before the ECP. Well-informed sources told The Nation that Akbar S Babar also plans to submit the report before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In all, the ECP allowed 55 hours of perusal of PTI documents by two independent financial experts namely; Arsalan Vardaq and Mohammad Sohaib. The ECP Scrutiny Committee refused to allow perusal of original PTI bank statements requistioned through the State Bank of Pakistan in July 2018. The financial analysts were also not allowed to use laptops or cell phones or make copies during the perusal process.

The scrutiny of PTI accounts under the foreign funding case originally started in March 2018 by a three-member Scrutiny Committee constituted by the ECP to complete the process in one month. However, the process could not be completed in over three years. In written applications before the ECP, Akbar S Babar had claimed that not a single PTI bank statement out of the six admitted international bank accounts was shared for perusal.

Similarly, the Scrutiny Committee refused to investigate the...

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