ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has submitted documents detailing trail of money sent by his ex-wife, Jemima Goldsmith, to purchase land for his Bani Gala residence in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The Supreme Court has been hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi regarding ‘foreign funding’ of the PTI and served notices to Imran Khan and his party in May, over issues relating to money trail surrounding purchase of the PTI chief’s estate in Bani Gala.
The apex court had asked 14 questions from the PTI chairman regarding purchase of Bani Gala land and an offshore firm he owned. This had prompted Imran to contact his ex-wife Jemima Goldsmith, asking for the record of bank transactions for the purchase of land.
However, the PTI chairman, through his lawyer, on Wednesday requested the court to keep the Jemima’s bank accounts and other details with itself and not make them public. He also attached his former wife’s Luxembourg Bank letters to the details submitted in the apex court.
According to the documents, Jemima transferred $275,678 and $217,000 in Rashid Khan’s account on July 29 and April 8, 2002, respectively.
The documents stated that Jemima’s account details establish transfer of $258,333, while she deposited another $100000 on January 22, 2003.
However, this could not be confirmed as to which bank she transferred $100,000.