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World News | Financial woes in Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf worsen amid crackdown


Imran Khan, Chief Tehreek-e-Insaaf, Pakistan. (File photo/Reuters)

Islamabad [Pakistan]May 27 (ANI): Troubles are mounting for Pakistan Justice Instigation (PTI) as the former ruling party finds itself in financial straits, leaving its staff without salaries and suffering from bad checks, the Express Tribune reported.

The party’s financial structure has been dealt a severe blow following the resignation of key PTI officials. According to party leaders, employees of PTI’s nine district and regional offices across the country are not being paid, Express News reported.

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Tribune Express is an internationally affiliated daily newspaper of Pakistan.

According to the Express Tribune, not a single check has been cleared from the party’s account in the past 17 days as the central leader left the party.

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Hundreds of employees who run the 15 PTI branches are deeply concerned, according to party sources. The party’s think tank has also failed, and the martyrs’ fund of more than $500,000 cannot be disbursed.

The party has joint accounts across the country. However, PTI chairman Imran Khan cannot operate them alone as at least two signatories are required to clear party checks.

The party’s social media groups have also been crippled due to a funding shortfall, with distraught employees frustrated by arrests and unpaid wages refusing to work, the Express Tribune reported.

According to the PTI leader, Imran Khan has been informed of the dire situation caused by the shortage of funds. If the funds are not received, PTI will have to close its offices across the country and lay off hundreds of employees associated with the party.

The party found itself in a difficult situation following the events of May 9, when acts of unprecedented vandalism took place, with protesters allegedly belonging to the PTI vandalizing public and state property and even attacking the Rawalpindi General Command and The residence of the regiment commander in Lahore, the Express reports.

The attack came hours after paramilitary rangers arrested PTI chief Imran Khan in an Al-Qadir Trust corruption case later renamed the National Crime Agency at the Islamabad High Court complex on the order of the National Accountability Office. The sterling scandal.

A harsh crackdown on former ruling party leaders and workers continued in the aftermath of the unrest.

The military called the May 9 incident a “dark chapter” and announced its intention to try the protesters under relevant laws, including two military laws, the Pakistan Army Act and The Official Secrets Act.

The decision was backed by the National Security Council (NSC), the country’s top security council. It was approved by the federal cabinet, which decided that protesters who looted and damaged military installations on May 9 will be tried under the Army Act and the Official Secrets Act. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the content body may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)


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