SC Resumes Hearing Of Disqualification Petitions Against Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan will resume hearing petitions seeking the disqualification of PTI supremo Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen on Wednesday (today).

The petitions were filed by PML-N’s Rawalpindi stalwart Haneef Abbasi last year who argued that both the PTI leaders were involved in wrongdoings and concealment of income in nomination papers.

The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will take both the constitutional petitions to decide the political fate of PTI duo.

The former CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali had held a couple of hearings of the case. However, despite several hearing requests by Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh, the court had preferred not to club it with Panama Leaks case, the verdict of which was announced on April 20.

The PML-N leader’s petition claims that Jemima Goldsmith, Imran’s first wife, did not file her income tax, during her time in Pakistan, suggesting that she was, in fact, a dependent on her former husband and had no taxable income.

Abbasi claimed that Imran was bound to declare the assets of Jemima before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in his nomination papers during the relevant period, but he avoided it.

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