SC Resumes Tareen Disqualification Case

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Islamabad (November 07, 2017): The Supreme Court resumed hearing of disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen today.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of a petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi seeking the court to disqualify PTI chief Imran Khan and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen as members of National Assembly for alleged concealing asset, non-declarations of offshore companies and receiving funds for PTI from prohibited sources among other charges.

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Counsel of Tareen Sikander Bashir Momand is advancing arguments before the bench which also comprises Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Umer Ata Bandial.The last hearing the chief justice observed that Tareen was yet to submit a trust deed to the court regarding his UK property.

Over the last weekend, Tareed submitted the ‘trust deed’ to the Supreme Court regarding a 12-acre property he owns in the United Kingdom. According to the documents, Tareen is a ‘settlor’ for the trust which owns 12 acres in the UK through its company, Shiny View Limited.The trust was created in 2011 for a period of 150 years, the documents state further.

Tareen and his wife have also been listed as the trust’s ‘discretionary lifetime beneficiaries’.

They also state that Tareen can direct the trustees to transfer the income from the trust fund to any of the discretionary beneficiaries, including him.

The documents also elaborate that in case Tareen dies, his wife, children and grandchildren will be named as discretionary beneficiaries.

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