ISLAMABAD - A report prepared by a civilian intelligence agency has revealed the names of some bigwigs, including a retired lieutenant general, a retired judge of the Supreme Court and a key politician, who are among the major financiers of the sit-in of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

An interesting thing is that PML-Q leader and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who can sometimes be seen in the container of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri is the major sponsor of the PTI sit-in in terms of provision of food to Imran Khan’s supporters.

The district administration of Islamabad is surprised to know how much influential and strong people are food providers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf marchers though Islamabad High Court has ruled that the sit-ins are prima facie illegal.

A list available with The Nation, prepared by a civilian intelligence agency and in the possession of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration, has revealed that a former Supreme Court PCO judge and a close buddy of Justice (r) Abdul Hameed Doger, Justice (r) Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi, Lt-Gen (r) Ayaz Ahmad and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi are among the other key persons in the list, who are providing food for the PTI protesters at the sit-in venue.

The details of the list available with The Nation show that during the first 30 days of the PTI sit-in at D-Chowk and on Kashmir Highway, 69 individuals are providing food to the PTI.

The list contains the names of business personalities, social activists and sympathisers of PTI living in the twin cities. Most of the individuals provided food not more than twice.

Finally, the mystery of the number of the protesters of PTI at D Chowk has been revealed as, according to the list, the catering company, “Lal Deen Catering” of Peshawer Morre, G 9/4, has claimed that he is providing only six small traditional containers (daigs) of rice to the protesters of PTI daily nowadays. According to the claim of the caterer, the highest order of PTI was placed in the beginning of the sit-in when he provided 276 daigs to the protesters.

The list available with The Nation includes the names of Nawabzada Ghazanfar Gull of Gujrat, Rana Mubashir Ali MNA, PTI Women Wing Islamabad President Ghazala, Waqar Anjum of Islamabad, Nafeesa Khattak MNA, Rasheed of Rana Market, Islamabad, Raja Amjad Nelore of Islamabad, Jalal Mughal, Askarai 13, of Rawalpindi, Khawaja Saeed of Islamabad, Peer of Devel Sharif, Mirza Shahid of Jhelum, Amir Latif Siddique of Rawat, Ghulam Abbas of Islamabad, Qaim Ali Shah of Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Dr Muhammad Amjad, Muhammad Shafiq of Rawalpindi, Muhammad Saleem of Rawalpindi, Muhammad Ilyas of Rawalpindi, Shehzad Iqbal of Gujrat, Muzhar Hussain of Islamabad, Abdus Salam of Rawalpindi, Sagheer Ahmad of Rawalpindi, Col (r) Muhammad Ishaq of Rawalpindi, Mohsin Nazeer of Rawalpindi, Mehmood Akhtar of Kohinoor Mills, Rawalpindi, Mahrukh Taimoor of Islamabad, Mrs Cheema of Islamabad, Ubaid Abbasi of Rawalpindi, Talat Naheed of Islamabad, Muhammad Irfan of Islamabad and Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed of Lahore as providers of food to the PTI protesters.