PTI foreign funding case hearing adjourned till April 19.

ISLAMABAD -- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday heard the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) foreign funding case.

PTI lawyer Anwar Mansoor argued that funds could not be taken from foreign governments, multinational or local companies and that a company registered outside Pakistan could not be called a local company.

He maintained that according to the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) laws, funding from multinational and local companies is prohibited.

He said that as per the Election Act it is prohibited to take funding from any foreign source but the ban on funding from local companies has been lifted.

He said that no funding was received from any illicit source and that money came from outside but the allegation of illicit funding is false.

After hearing the arguments, the ECP adjourned the hearing till April 19.

Later, in a media briefing outside the ECP, Akbar S Babar said that the 11 accounts of PTI, which they admitted to having in writing but claimed that they are not associated with, were run by party leadership, including Asad Qaiser, Shah Farman, Imran Ismail, and others.

He added that these leaders have written indictments for their leadership for opening illegal accounts on one hand, and on...

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