Hanif Abbasi’s lawyer Akram Sheikh in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) called Imran Khan’s affidavit a joke with the top court, adding that cases are registered against people who submit fake documents.
While the hearing of foreign funding case in Supreme Court on Tuesday, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar asked Akram Sheikh whether a person can be disqualified over submission of false affidavit. He also mentioned that actions of fraudulent can be taken if documents are fake. Sheikh responded that Nawaz Sharif was declared ineligible for not revealing his salary, and that he will examine the limitations of Article 62.
When Sheikh argued about the irregularities in the account of PTI’s party fund, Justice Umar Ata Bandial hinted at the need for an accountant to look into such complex financial details. Sheikh expressed confidence in top court’s judges and requested the court to ask federal government to launch investigation into the PTI foreign funding.
Justice Faisal Arab inquired whether any member of National Assembly can be disqualified over lying in the light of Article 62 and the scope of Article 184/3. Chief Justice remarked, “Can a MNA be declared ineligible for not having witness in rent agreement?”
Yesterday, CJ said every political party in the country is bound to reveal sources of funding. PTI’s counsel Anwar Mansoor had admitted that PTI collected funds from forbidden sources, but chairman Imran Khan was not responsible for such actions. Sheikh asked to disqualify Imran Khan in foreign funding case as he was guilty of taking money from forbidden sources.