People of Pakistan rejected opposition’s narrative: Shibli

Islamabad, January 17, 2021 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has asked opposition parties to submit record of their foreign funding to the Election Commission of Pakistan instead of pressurizing and intimidating state institutions.

Speaking at a joint news conference, along with Railways Parliamentary Secretary Farrukh Habib, in Islamabad this evening, he said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has submitted record of donations it received from workers and sympathizers abroad to ECP’s scrutiny committee. He said that record of 40,000 notarized and authenticated transactions undertaken through proper banking channels has been submitted to the ECP.

The Minister said that Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl are reluctant to submit record of donations worth billions of rupees to ECP’s scrutiny committee.

He said opposition parties under the platform of Pakistan Democratic Movement have become united to cover up their corruption they done in the past. He said the people of Pakistan have rejected the opposition’s narrative. He said now these parties are coming to stage a protest demonstration outside ECP just to intimidate and pressurize institutions. He urged PDM to submit record of their foreign funding instead of misleading the people through demonstrations.

Speaking on the occasion, Farrukh Habib said that ECP has issued three different orders asking the PML-N, the PPP, and the JUI-F to submit record of their funding, but to no avail. He said PML-N has shown a media expenditure of 700 million rupees and they have to tell the ECP, on which media house, they have spent this huge amount. Similarly, six million dollars were paid from national exchequer to US lobbyist Mark Siegel by the PPP government in past. He said PML-N is registered in the United Sates and the United Kingdom and asked as when it will give record of its fundraising in these countries.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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