SC to resume hearing of Imran, Tareen disqualification reference today | Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing on Wednesday of the disqualification reference against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will hear the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.

In the hearing on Tuesday, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar in his remarks said that it seems as if one person made the answers for both the PTI chief and Tareen.

The court asked for the documents for record but up till now the documents have not been submitted, he said to the PTI counsel.

During yesterday’s hearing, Tareen’s lawyer told the court that the offshore company was registered in 2011 and through the company a plot worth more than two million pounds was purchased.

He added that the plot was then mortgaged to construct the house.

Tareen’s counsel also argued that the trust deed is a secret and cannot be shared to which the court responded that the counsel had said initially that he will share all the details of the case.

The bench observed that the court has to be satisfied that Tareen has no control of the London property.

The petition seeks the disqualification of PTI Chairman Imran and the party’s Secretary General Jahangir Tareen from holding public office, over non-disclosure of assets, owning offshore companies, and receiving funds for the party from prohibited sources.

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