Brit Asian MP Sarwars charity under the scanner

February 15th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.15 (ANI): Scottish Labour MP Mohammad Sarwars charity has come under the scanner over claims of accounting irregularities.
According to the Sunday Express, investigators are also examining whether the Glasgow-based Pakistan Foundation International (PFI) broke rules over political neutrality.
The charity has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to build and run two hospitals in Pakistan.
Last October, Labours Holyrood leader Iain Gray, Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy and Douglas Alexander MP were guest speakers at its annual gala dinner, which raised more than 150,000 pounds at Glasgow Central Mosque.
However, PFIs accounts going back to 2005 were three years overdue when they were submitted to the Charity Commission last month and the annual returns have still not been filed.
The English regulator PFI is registered south of the Border has now agreed to investigate after SNP MSP Sandra White highlighted the issue.
White has claimed that the charity is being used as an attempt to win votes in the Pakistani community. (ANI)

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