The decision of foreign funding has arrived – will volume 10 be opened now?￼￼
The leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Usman Dar says that the verdict of the prohibited funding case has been announced, now volume 10 should also be opened, the secrets of Sharif family’s internal and external funding including money laundering and looting should also be exposed to the nation. which have been hidden so far. Readers, if you still don’t know what Foreign Funding and Volume 10 is, then let us tell you.
The Foreign Funding Case
The Election Commission of Pakistan announced the decision of the foreign funding case against PTI yesterday and has also issued a show cause notice to the former ruling party for taking prohibited funding. Akbar S. Babar, the founder member of PTI, had filed an application in the Election Commission regarding the prohibited funding in the party, on which this decision has come.
Constitution of Pakistan
According to the constitution, political and religious parties in the country are prohibited from receiving foreign funding and no registered political or religious party can receive funding from any foreign person, company or institution. The National Awami Party has been banned in the past for raising funds from prohibited sources and if the PTI fails to satisfy the Election Commission on the show cause notice, the party’s assets may be confiscated, offices may be closed and members may be disqualified. IS leaders and Imran Khan’s friends say that the Election Commission’s notice is of no importance, the Supreme Court will blow it on its first appearance.
The Panama Papers
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released 1.15 million classified documents on April 3, 2016, later named the Panama Papers. The papers were obtained from Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, and contained details of eight foreign companies owned by Nawaz Sharif’s family. Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time. His younger brother Shahbaz Sharif, who was the Chief Minister of Punjab province, was also named in the documents. According to the ICIJ, the Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz owned or controlled several companies. According to the Mossack Fonseca documents, Nawaz Sharif’s descendants are related to four foreign companies, Niscol Limited, Nelson Holdings Limited, Coomber Group Inc. and Hangon Property Holdings. These companies bought luxury properties in London in 2006-2007. According to the Panama Papers, these companies
Decision on Imran Khan’s application
Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, through his lawyer Naeem Bukhari, filed a case in the Supreme Court as a member of the National Assembly on August 29, 2016 to disqualify the Prime Minister. Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain Safdar and current Home Minister Ishaq Dar were also included in the case. On April 20, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to remove Nawaz Sharif from office. The court also asked that a joint investigation team be formed to probe the allegations of bribery against the prime minister for further investigation. Two dissenting judges, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed, gave the opinion that the Prime Minister has not been honest with the nation and should be declared ineligible. On 28 July 2017, the Supreme Court dismissed Nawaz Sharif from the post of Prime Minister. And ordered to start a case against them.
After the Panama scandal, the final report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) investigating the financial assets of the Sharif family was submitted to the Supreme Court, the volume of which is still a mystery. The important thing in this case was that the head of JIT, Wajid Zia, had to file a formal application in the Supreme Court that this report should not be made public in any case and it was accepted by the Supreme Court without any objection.
The JIT had requested to keep volume 10 secret, saying that it contains foreign assistance and important documents to investigate the assets of Nawaz Sharif and his family, while some observers say that this volume contains Connivance and financial support from the enemies of Nawaz Sharif is also included. If the decision of the foreign funding case against PTI came out, once again the demands to open Volume 10 against the Sharif family have started coming out.