SC dismisses review petition of Hanif Abbasi seeking PM’s disqualification

18 Oct, 2018 3:30 pm

ISLAMABAD ((2 News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a review petition of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The case – pertaining to the disqualification of the prime minister over alleged non disclosure of his assets and ownership of off-shore companies – was heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar.

During the hearing, the bench maintained that every case has its own ground realities so Panama case cannot be compared from this case. “Abbasi’s lawyer failed to raise any lawful point in the petition that it be reviewed. The verdict was announced after reviewing the case,” the CJ remarked.

The court then said, “As per Akram Sheikh, the court made mistakes in its last decision, however, we feel Abbasi’s petition does not carry weight and on this basis the petition is dismissed.”

Last month, the apex court had refused to form a full bench to hear Abbasi’s review petition against the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the disqualification case against PM Imran.

Abbasi, in his 13-page review petition, had demanded the disqualification of Imran over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies. The petition stated that now, since Imran has become the prime minister, the matter is more pertinent for the public.

Earlier, Tareen was disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) because of his blatant misstatement regarding the ownership of the Hyde House property and failure to declare it in his nomination papers.

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