PTI receives funds from Jewish and Hindu lobbies: Rasheed claims


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Pervez Rasheed on Thursday claimed that the rallies and public meetings of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) were organized in Pakistan with financial assistance from Jewish and Hindu lobbies in the US.


At a press conference here, Pervez Rasheed said PTI spent millions of rupees on its rallies in Pakistan, claiming they were all arranged with the help of dollars coming from America-based Jewish and Hindu lobbies.

Rasheed said all the political parties of Pakistan are bound under the law not to receive any funds from foreigners.

Pervez Rasheed said the ECP was trying to conceal Imran Khan’s crime of taking funds from foreigners which he used for political purposes. “We have a documentary proof of Imran Khan’s signatures acknowledging receipt of funds,” he added.

The Information Minister waved in the air a bunch of documents he held in one of his hands, saying his claims were based on documentary proof obtained from a US department. He said this file contains names of all those firms Jewish, Hindu and Sikh firms which ‘sent their donations to the PTI’.

Rasheed added the PTI Chairman Imran Khan not only kept the ‘funds from foreign firms’ hidden from the ECP but also used them on his protest sit-ins. “Imran Khan hurls allegations at others, he too will have to answer my questions,” he snapped.

The Information Minister went on to say that Imran Khan staged the sit-ins in Islamabad with an aim to stop the scheduled visit of Chinese President to Pakistan. “Imran Khan, you are functioning as a tool for Pakistan’s enemies,” he added.