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SC reserves verdict in Imran Khan’s disqualification case

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Supreme court of Pakistan has reserved its verdict in PTI chairman Imran Khan’s disqualification case.

Supreme Court of Pakistan five member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing  PTI chairman Imran Khan and General Secretary Jahangir Tareen disqualification case today filed by PMLN leader Hanif Abbasi.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar observed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan declared his London flat but not the offshore company.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi has filed a petition in the apex court seeking the disqualification from Parliament of Tareen and Imran over their alleged non-declaration of assets and ownership of offshore companies.

During the previous hearing on the case, the chief justice observed that Tareen has already served his punishment according to the law.

Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf presented his arguments before the bench, saying Tareen’s counsel challenged two sections of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) act.

He added that the fine imposed on Tareen by SECP in 2008 for insider trading has been submitted in the national kitty and there is no point objecting to the law after 10 years.

However, Tareen has also been charged for evading tax on money earned from the land he has leased. Besides, the PTI leader has provided the court the trust deed he was asked for, regarding a 12-acre property he owns in the United Kingdom.

The case against Imran is related to the bank account detail of his offshore company, Niazi Services Limited.