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PM Shehbaz, coalition leaders blast PTI, Imran over ECP verdict

Updated 02 Aug, 2022
<p>‘Proven yet again that he is a certified liar,’ Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a tweet. Photo via Twitter/File</p>

‘Proven yet again that he is a certified liar,’ Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a tweet. Photo via Twitter/File

<p>PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses a press conference in Islamabad. Screengrab via YouTube/PTV News</p>

PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses a press conference in Islamabad. Screengrab via YouTube/PTV News

The ruling coalition launched a salvo of accusations against Imran Khan-led PTI in the wake of the ruling on the prohibited funding case by the ECP, which gave its decision against the former ruling party.

“Proven yet again that he is a certified liar,” Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said in a tweet. “Nation should ponder over the implications of his politics funded by foreigners.”

The PTI took prohibited funding from foreign companies and hid 13 accounts out of the total 34 from where it received money, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, who led a three-member bench of the Election Commission of Pakistan, announced on Tuesday.

The country’s top electoral authority announce the judgement in the PTI prohibited funding case as the security outside the federal capital office has been made tight. The ECP, which reserved the verdict on June 21, was expected to announce the decision at 10am, however, it got a little late.

He claimed that the ECP verdict on the PTI “foreign funding case” charge sheets Imran for violating the Constitution, submitting false affidavits and accepting foreign money.

More to come: Abbasi

The PTI tried to block the Election Commission of Pakistan proceedings on the prohibited funding case and there was more to come as the ruling only probed into the limited time period of the PTI funds, PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said.

“Today, it is proven that Imran Khan is the biggest thief,” he said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad which was centred on the ECP ruling on the case that took over seven years.

Those who used to accuse others should be accountable to the people, he alleged and claimed that the PTI took funds from Israeli and Indian people. “Imran Khan is no longer Saadiq and Amin.”