SC reserves verdict in Imran, Tareen disqualification case

14 Nov, 2017 3:25 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the verdict against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Tareen in the disqualification case.

Naeem Bukhari, counsel for Imran Khan, said that they have presented as many documents as they could collect. “Imran Khan could commit a mistake in the 2002 assets, but could not tell a lie,” he maintained.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar questioned the counsel that whether not telling about the salary is a mistake or a lie.

He said that the returning officer did not look into the matter and now the court could not look into the nomination papers.

In the Jahangir Tareen case, Justice Umar Atta Bandial observed that there is a contradiction in the statement of Jahangir Tareen. “The link of being a beneficiary of the trust should have been shown in the tax returns. He informed that his children were beneficiary,” he observed.

The CJP observed that that apparently it looks correct that the children are not beneficiary owners. “Tareen’s written statement is regrettable,” he maintained.

PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi had filed a case against Imran and Tareen seeking their disqualification for allegedly not declaring assets and ownership of offshore companies.

 

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