SC reserves verdict in Imran Khan's disqualification case

Elias Hubbard
November 14, 2017

Hours after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was granted bail in four separate cases by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad, Maryam Nawaz said that all judicial requirements were for Nawaz Sharif and his family only as others were not even asked about their whereabouts for the past two years.

Police had booked Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri along with their supporters in a number of cases during the 2014 sit-in calling for the resignation of the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

The trust deed establishes that not only Jahangir Tareen and his wife Amina Tareen are "discretionary lifetime beneficiaries" of the property in Newbury, Hampshire, but they also retain full control over the trust and its assets, therefore, making Tareen and wife owners of the asset.

The chief justice made it clear that judgment on the case should not be expected anytime soon. He also stated that Khan's failure to furnish his income statement was a mistake and pointed out contradictions in responses given by Imran Khan.

CJP remarked the court has to decide which side is telling the truth.

However, replying to the Chief Justice's observation, Bukhari informed the bench that Imran Khan had declared the London flat in 2000 via an amnesty scheme.

During hearing, Hanif Abbasi's counsel Akram Sheikh argued that Imran Khan has accepted that Niazi Services Offshore company was set up to purchase the London flat and the transactions of the company showed the PTI chairman as actual owner.

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