The United Kingdom (UK) National Charity Commission (NCC) and National Crime Agency (NCA) have launched an investigation into the misuse of funds by Pakistani charity organisations for political purposes, Naeem Hanif reports for Samaa News.

The investigation is being done to find out whether these charity organisations misused charity for political purposes in Pakistan or not.

Both agencies launched the investigation after receiving several complaints. It is being reported that complainants also provided evidence to both agencies.


The evidence includes the verdict of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in foreign funding case, a report by the Financial Times that revealed the party’s foreign funding sources, and details of its bank accounts.

Last week, the top electoral body ruled that the former ruling party did indeed receive prohibited funding

and issued a show-cause notice to the party.

The ECP said that the party, in violation of the Constitution, had received funds from 34 foreign entities. The party received funds from the United States, Australia, and the UAE. The ECP added that 13 unidentified accounts also surfaced during the probe in the PTI funding case.