PM Imran Khan's PTI Pakistan's richest political party: ECP

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 May 2019, 09:20 AM
Imran Khan provided an affidavit that the party did not get any funding from any illegal source or the banned group
Imran Khan provided an affidavit that the party did not get any funding from any illegal source or the banned group

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party is Pakistan’s richest political entity with assets worth over Rs 375 million, according to the data released by Pakistan’s Election Commission. The ECP revealed the assets of 81 political parties of Pakistan on Tuesday. According to the documents, PML-N is the second richest with assets worth Rs250 million.

The data showed that assets of the PTI had increased by Rs 220 million in one year due to massive funding by overseas Pakistanis, mostly by those living in Britain, the US and Canada.

Imran Khan provided an affidavit that the party did not get any funding from any illegal source or the banned group.

The party is facing a case filed in 2014 about the alleged corruption in foreign funding.

The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is the second richest party with assets valued at over Rs 253 million.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) of former President Asif Ali Zaradri is the third richest party with total assets of Rs 167 million, according to the data.

The rightwing Jamaat-e-Islami owns assets worth Rs 106.3 million, it said.

Sheikh Rasheed-led Awami Muslim League is the poorest among Pakistan’s political parties with assets worth Rs138,000.

First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 08:05 AM
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