Pakistan

In ECP protest, Maryam alleges PM Imran Khan received funding from abroad

ISLAMABAD: 11 Opposition parties, under the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) banner, protested on Tuesday outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in the capital against delayed proceedings in the foreign funding case against PTI.

Addressing the protest rally, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan had received funding from Israel and India.

Maryam said that the person who was blaming others for theft “turned out to be a thief himself”.

“He (PM Imran Khan) has attempted to delay the proceedings 30 times. If you weren’t involved in theft, then why did you ask for the proceedings to be delayed?” she asked.

Maryam further alleged that “if a person is taking funds from the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) workers, then he will ultimately pray for Modi’s success”.

The ECP failure has become a “punishment” for the people, she said, asking why when the Results Transmission System (RTS) was disrupted, did the ECP not take notice.

Slamming the ECP, she said that if an “incompetent” person was made the ruler by “robbing people’s votes”, then why did the institution not speak up.

“Inflation is rampant today, [petrol prices are at shockingly high rates] and the ECP [cannot be absolved of blame either],” she added.

PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal, PPP’s Raja Pervez Ashraf, PKMAP’s Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Akhtar Mengal addressed the crowd in turn.

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