Supreme Court will resume hearing of disqualification case against Imran Khan tomorrow


ISLAMABAD: Sept 25 (TNS): The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing into PTI Chief Imran Khan’s disqualification petition tomorrow (Tuesday) following the submission of Khan’s assets details by the petitioner on September 23.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Hanif Abbasi had submitted the record of Imran Khan’s assets in the apex court on Saturday.

Abbasi’s documents contained details of Khan’s assets that he had to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in his nomination papers back in 2003.

The documents were submitted to substantiate the ruling party’s claims that Imran Khan had received funds from the sources prohibited under the law.

The financial records submitted by Abbasi included details with regard to sale of Imran’s London apartment in 2004. Moreover, the documents do not have any mention of loan taken from Imran’s ex-spouse Jemima Goldsmith in connection with purchase of PTI chief’s Bani Gala residence.

Abbasi filed the petition in the apex court in May this year, seeking disqualification of PTI chairman Imran Khan and another party leader Jahangir Tareen for tax evasion and concealing income sources.

Petitioner Hanif Abbasi had alleged that Imran Khan was impeding ongoing development projects as part of an international conspiracy against Pakistan, which he believed had gained momentum in current tenure of the ruling party.

The petition is being heard by a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nasir, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab.

In the last hearing, held on September 12, the top court bench, headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, expressed dissatisfaction on records provided by PTI chief Imran Khan with regard to his Bani Gala property while ruling that the party chief still had to submit the financial details.

The three-judge bench had noted that the contradictory stances have been adopted by the party counsel.