SC upholds disqualification of Jahangir Tareen
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed review petition of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen against a verdict that declared him disqualified to hold public office.
During the hearing, the counsel of Tareen submitted the trust deed that was earlier sought by the court. Following to this, the chief justice remarked that Jahangir had asked for bringing these documents but he failed to present the documents at that time.
Earlier on December 15, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, disqualified PTI leader Tareen under Article 62 (1)(f) of the Constitution for deliberately submitting a false statement in the Supreme Court to conceal his property in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, the Supreme Court refused to form a full bench to hear a review petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Hanif Abbasi against the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the disqualification case against PM Imran Khan.
Abbasi, in his 13-page review petition, has demanded the disqualification of Imran over non-disclosure of his assets and ownership of offshore companies. The petition states that now, since Imran has become the prime minister, the matter is more pertinent for the public.