SC Adjourns Hearing of Imran Disqualification Case

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Islamabad (September 28, 2017) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to provide details of money transaction for purchase of Bani Gala instead of producing letter written to Jemima.

A three members bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi.

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During the course of hearing, Imran counsel Naeem Bukhari stated that ECP had nothing to do with income, expenses and assets. “It is  Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) job to scrutinize the details,” he added.

Upon this the CJP asked whether 75 thousands pounds were Imran’s asset or not. Bokhari replied that his answer would be in negative. He said that they refute the allegation to give any gift to evade taxes.During his arguments, PTI counsel Naeem Bukhari said that an email had been sent to Imran’s former wife Jemima Khan.

“Jemima confirmed receiving 75,000 pounds,” said Bukhari, adding that she has assured that she will send the bank details after finding them.Justice Umar said that the documents do not prove that Imran Khan brought money back from London.

Meanwhile, Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh said that the bank statement submitted by Imran is of May 19, 2017 although the case is years old.The Chief Justice in his remarks said that it was a simple case but it has been made so much complicated.

The CJ further said that the responsibility of providing evidence regarding financial transactions is of Imran Khan.

Naeem Bukhari said that regarding the Niazi Services Limited ownership he will soon give a complete reply.Further hearing of the case was adjourned till October 3, 2007.

The petition seeks the disqualification of Imran Khan and PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen for the non-disclosure of assets, ownership of offshore companies and for PTI being a foreign-funded party.

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