ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi on Saturday submitted documents in the Supreme Court containing asset details provided by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to the Election Commission of Pakistan in his nomination papers for the 2003-2006 period.
The documents submitted by Abbasi in the PTI party funding case include financial details of the sale of Imran’s London apartment in 2004. The documents also do not have any mention of loan taken from Imran’s former wife Jemima Khan for the PTI chief’s Bani Gala residence.
The petition was filed by Abbasi and is being heard by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Umar Ata Bandial.
The petition asks for 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.
In the last hearing, held on September 12, the Supreme Court said that the PTI chairman’s counsel Naeem Bukhari has yet to submit complete details of Bani Gala property purchase,
Where are the details of funds sent by Jemima for the Bani Gala property purchase, asked the chief justice. He also remarked that the PTI chairman’s reply does not include details of how the property was purchased in Jemima’s name. You need to satisfy the court regarding the 160,000 pounds, the chief justice remarked further.
In response to a query by the chief justice, Bukhari replied that the 2002 nomination papers of Imran state that the Bani Gala estate is under Jemima’s name.
Justice Bandial observed that a discrepancy exists between documents submitted by the PTI chairman earlier and now.
Moreover, the chief justice observed during the course of hearing that the PTI chairman has submitted copies of documents that are unverified.