No escaping route for PML-N, PPP in funding case: Farrukh

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By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Wednesday that both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Pakistan People’s Party will have to provide details of their party funding and they would not be provided any escape route.
Talking to media outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) after appearing before ECP’s scrutiny committee he said that the opposition did not believe in any law or the Constitution. He said that if any institution takes action as per law they attack that institution. Farrukh said that PML-N attacks on the Supreme Court and National Accountability Bureau office and criticism on the judges of superior courts were its manifestation.
He said that millions of rupees were deposited in both parties’ accounts and they should let the people know who had made those big donations. The scrutiny committee of the ECP has set up a sub-committee which will meet from October 25, Farrukh Habib said adding PTI financial expert and charter accountants would scrutinize the funding details of PML-N and the PPP for 8 days each.
Farrukh Habib said that the nation would be provided updates on the developments on daily basis. He challenged that Maryam Safdar would not be allowed to escape from this process. Farrukh Habib said that the PML-N was accustomed to Justice (retd) Qayyum style telephonic justice, but whenever they were asked to provide proofs of their innocence they started hue and cry.