ISLAMABAD: Given that the PTI foreign funding case judgement will be delivered today (Tuesday), it is important to understand what prompted Akbar S. Babar, the party’s founding member, to file the case with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI, instructed Akbar S. Babar to speak the truth publicly in order to gain the respect of his peers and strengthen the party after learning of the wrongdoings of some of his top party officials, according to emails between the two men.
Khan sided with individuals who were accused of misbehaviour despite being aware of the truth regarding what was occurring in the party and choosing to disregard the purported wrongdoings of a number of senior PTI officials.
Due to his role as a whistleblower, Babar received punishment and was expelled from the party.
Khan might be seen protecting those who were accused of malpractice in the email exchanges between Khan and Babar, which contain some fascinating data.In the meantime, the person who brought attention to the wrongdoings of his party colleagues was told to be political or to shut up for the good of the party.
Babar outlined the financial interests of certain party leaders in an email on August 7, 2011, addressed to Arif Alvi, the then-secretary-general of the PTI, and Khan.
In response to the email, Khan counselled Babar not to act harshly toward his colleagues since doing so might split the party. Babar said that he had all the proof and wasn’t making judgments based solely on hearsay.