PTI statement on propaganda of Jewish funding
Dr Arif Alvi, PTI Organiser Sindh and MNA, condemned the allegations hurled at PTI in the media as mere propaganda. He said this was now hackneyed propoaganda which no Pakistani citizen believes. He presented the following facts and PTI also released a statement sent by Asif Chaudhry a US- Pakistani national. Dr Alvi, who as Secretary General of the Party had overseen the overseas chapters pointed to the following:
- PTI is registered under US FARA laws and every penny that comes to Pakistan is through legal channels unlike the ‘hundi’ and other illegal transfers done through decades by the Sharif brothers and other corrupt politicians. The party has taken extreme care to follow all laws within Pakistan and in countries where our diaspora lives.
- A payment made in New York was falsely represented as coming from a Jewish donor. The payment was made by cheque by a US-Pakistani national named Mr Asif Chaudhry who bought four tickets for a fund-raiser table when Mr Imran Khan visited the US in 2012.
- Mr Asif Chaudhry has clarified (in letter attached) that he works for Barry C Schneps, a law firm, since the year 2000 as an Administrator. He made the payment through his cheque book on site for the four Pakistanis attending the function including himself. It is a legal transaction paid for by a Pakistani and under US law cannot be denied on the basis that he works for a Jewish owned firm. PTI appreciates Mr Chaudhry who came on a private TV channel and debunked the entire spurious allegation. If needed his letter shall be submitted to the ECP also.
Dr Alvi stated it was shameful how when billions of rupees of corruption is going on and money has been taken by Nawaz Sharif and others from ISI, as alleged in the Asghar Khan case in the Supreme Court, the ECP has enough time to waste on these baseless allegations.