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ECP’s verdict provides much needed ‘thief and lair’ narrative to the Sharifs to counter Imran Khan

ECP's verdict provides much needed 'thief and lair' narrative to the Sharifs to counter Imran Khan

By Irum Saleem

   The whole leadership of PMLN,  PPP and JUI-F is trying it’s best to build a new narrative against Imran Khan based on prohibited funding case.

    Led by Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, the PMLN leaders got crazy on Tuesday once the ECP announced eight-year old verdict against the PTI’s foreign funding.

    Dozens of PMLN and PPP leaders held press conferences in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to claim their victory against Khan.

    It seems they are in dire need of new narrative against Imran. All other narratives of PMLN and PPP have fallen flat in the face of Khan’s anti establishment and anti America ones.

    For days to come PMLN will especially not let this narrative that “Imran is a thief” go and counter his chor, daku narrative with this.

  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday, in a unanimous verdict, ruled that the PTI did indeed receive prohibited funding and issued a notice to the party asking why the funds should not be confiscated.

A three-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikander (CEC) Sultan Raja announced the verdict in a case filed by PTI founding member Akbar S. Babar which had been pending since November 14, 2014.

Key points of ECP’s ruling:

Commission finds PTI received funding from prohibited sources

Party got funds from 34 foreign nationals and 351 foreign-based companies

PTI took ownership of eight accounts, kept 13 hidden and failed to mention three

Notice issued to PTI to explain why funds shouldn’t be confiscated

Form-1 submitted by Imran Khan found to be “grossly inaccurate”.

    Nawaz Sharif who has been sitting in London for the last three years wants his party to strangle Khan through this new narrative provided by the ECP. The PMLN thinks that this is the only chance it has to defeat Khan through this narrative. PAK DESTINY

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