As part of his firm intentions to lockdown Islamabad, PTI (Pakistan Tehreek Insaf) chairman Imran Khan asked his members, followers and party workers to deposit fund in the Party’s accounts. Figures shown on his official facebook page’s linked website showed approximately $52,462 USD raised in lieu of fund for the subject protest.
However, due to certain changes in the situation, the dharna was called off and a Jalsa as Thanksgiving Day (Youm-e-Tashakkur) was organized instead. PTI’s rival PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz) has raised probe over the issue highlighting the misuse of gathered funds which may not be returned to the depositors. It is a matter of interest that how PTI will deal with this issue, specially if similar requests are made for fund raising in future.