Long judicial battles about unlawful foreign funds await Imran Khan and his party.

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) received millions of dollars in illicit funds from overseas . European Commission has indicted a political party for unauthorised funding .

Imran Khan, the former Pakistani Prime Minister, is heading for a long legislative innings after the election commissions announced that his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had received millions of dollars in illicit funds from overseas and concealed many of his bank accounts.It is the first time in Pakistan's history that the European Commission has indicted a political party for unauthorised funding.Khan has also been sent a show-cause notice by the European Commission, requesting an explanation for why PTI's prohibited funds should not be confiscated.The verdict has sank the cat among the pigeons.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has asked the government to file a complaint against PTI in the Supreme Court.On Thursday, the Pakistan Democratic Party (PDM), an ally of the PML-N-led alliance, filed a complaint seeking to exclude Khan from public office.Khan and his crew have denied corruption, saying that the funding came not from illicit sources.In an interview with a private television station, Khan said that they (the government) believed our party would die if they participated in the regime-change scheme.

They've therefore chosen for a military knockout, according to Khan.Akbar S Babar, a close associate of Khan and founding member of PTI, filed the lawsuit in November 2014.The European Court of Justice took eight years to prosecute and announce its decision.In his petition, Babar admitted to significant irregularities in PTI funding from Pakistan and abroad, including Indian contributors, because he was handling PTI's financial affairs.

Naqvi is currently under house arrest in the United Kingdom on suspicion of deception of funds and irregularities in his multibillion-dollar private equity firm headquartered in Dubai.His extradition has been requested by the United States.The FT analysis dealt a serious blow to Khans credibility, who has been hailed as Pakistan's greatest fundraiser.In 2012, the FT paper also included a T20 cricket tournament at Naqvis private cricket ground in Oxfordshire, where participants were asked to donate 2,500 to an unspecified charity, but the money was later transferred to PTIs accounts.