September 28, 2022

Who is Romita Shetty?. The Foreign Funding Case

Romita Shetty is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Columbia University’s Global Thought Department.

Romita Shetty

Romita Shetty’s name had earlier also appeared in a news report by Fakhr Durrani, an investigative journalist associated with the Pakistani English newspaper ‘The News’.

According to Bloomberg, Romita Shetty is the managing director of Dimaio Ahmed Capital LLC (DA Capital) and is the wife of Pakistani-American businessman Nasir Aziz Ahmed.

According to Basir Aziz Ahmed’s profile on Bloomberg, he is the managing partner of DA Capital.
The company provides guidance to its clients worldwide in investment, financial planning and other matters.

According to the company’s website, their office is located in the American city of New York.

Romita Shetty is also a member of the Advisory Committee of Columbia University’s Global Thought Department.

According to her profile on Columbia University’s website, she is the Managing Director of DA Capital and has 27 years of experience in the financial sector.

Earlier, Romita Shetty has also worked as President in ‘Day Capital’ and in 2007-08 she has also worked in American investment company ‘Lehman Brothers’.

According to DA Capital’s website, Romita Shetty did her BA with Honors from St. Stephen’s College in the Indian capital, New Delhi, and later obtained her Masters in International Relations from Columbia University.

On Tuesday, the Election Commission of Pakistan has announced a decision regarding former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf and said that ‘PTI received donations from prohibited sources.’

The verdict names several individuals and companies who are said to be foreign nationals and from whom PTI received funds.

These names include Inder Dosanjh, Viral Lal, Michael Lane, Saima Ashraf, Murtaza Lokhandwala, Abu Bakar Wakil, Chiranjeet Singh, Varsha Lathra and others.

But the most mentioned name in this regard on social media is that of Romita Shetty.

The Election Commission has recorded the details of Romita Shetty as well as the details of the funds given by other persons in the decision.

On page number 67 of the written decision, the Election Commission has written that ‘PTI Pakistan is also a beneficiary of Mrs. Romita Shetty’s donation, who is an American businesswoman of Indian origin.’

The Election Commission has further written in the decision that Romita Shetty has given 13 thousand 750 dollars to the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, which falls under the category of prohibited funding and is a violation of Pakistani law.

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