The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Musadik Malik, said that no political party can receive funds from foreign companies or foreigners according to the Constitution.
Earlier, a Financial Times report revealing foreign funding to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) through cricket matches organized by Wootton Cricket Limited – a company owned by Abraaj Group founder Arif Naqvi – said “Naqvi transferred three installments directly to the PTI in 2013 totaling $2.12 million.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, the Minister of State said: “According to the Constitution, no political party can receive funds from foreign companies or foreigners.”
He said “PTI Chairman Imran Khan is ready to talk to those who killed our children with bombs and separatists, but not politicians for the good of the country.”
He further stated that the Financial Times report “exposed Imran Khan’s money laundering and black money was provided to PTI in the name of funding”, adding that Arif Naqvi was the manager of PTI President’s Fund.
Meanwhile, PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a delegation, comprising members of the Pakistan Democratic Movement, PPP and Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement, had met with officials from the Election Commission of Pakistan. (ECP) and had urged them to deliver the verdict in the interdict. financing file against the PTI.