Govt ‘considering’ money laundering case against PTI

ISLAMABAD : Member National Assembly Danyial Aziz Friday said the government is considering to file a money-laundering case against PTI for taking millions of dollars funding from 114 ghost investors to dislodge democratic government in Pakistan.
It was not only a case of illegal funding but also a constitutional violation, he said at a press conference also showing documentary evidence to media persons about claimed money laundering by Tehreek-e-Insaaf.
The government is considering all available options to initiate legal proceedings in the US under money laundering act as well as to approach Justice Department of the US, he added. Responding to a question about legal actions against PTI for taking millions of dollars funding from hundreds of companies including 114 ghost investors, he said, even their names and nationality were not mentioned in the documents.
He said that there were also 275 corporations and businesses listed as the contributors to PTI, the ownership of those was not known. Both corporations - PTI USA LLC firms from Texas and California – were prohibited from contributing to a political party in Pakistan as well as the 275 corporations listed in the statements filed with FARA USA Justice Department, he added.
Danyial Aziz also made available documents to media stating, it was surprising that all the companies were listed in US by the PTI with the signature of Chairman of the party Imran Khan. When asked about source of transaction of the collected money from US to Pakistan, he said all the amount which was more than Rs 442 million were transferred through various banks in the name of PTI office located in Sector G-6 Islamabad without source.
He also disclosed that a well planned fund raising campaign was launched in the US by PTI using slogans to dislodge the democratically elected government in Pakistan which was itself a violation of Pakistan and the US laws.
Danyial Aziz also condemned the behaviour of PTI leadership towards development agenda of the PML-N government and said the PTI’s last year so called Dharna was a conspiracy against the visit of Chinese President just to sabotage the main economic agenda of the visit especially agreements about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
Danyial Aziz also raised many questions and said that the PTI leadership should respond to all his questions raised in the Press conference as entire nation demands answer from the PTI leadership for wasting more than one year of the government just on non-issues.
He also challenged the PTI leadership to appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan and defend their cases and advised them not to take adjournments on one or the other pretext.

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