ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to submit documents regarding financial details of his London flat by July 25.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of PTI chief Imran Khan and its Secretary General Jahangir Tareen over hiding of assets.
during the course of proceedings, Advocate Naeem Bukhari counsel for PTI informed the bench that PTI’s legal counsel in the case, Anwar Mansoor, was undergoing treatment for heart ailment in America, citing his absence as the reason for the delay in the submission of documents.
He said that Anwar Mansoor would return to the country on July 27, after his heart surgery.
The chief justice observed that the case will have to be disposed of swiftly for it was not an ordinary case. He also expressed displeasure over PTI for submitting documents in portions and directed the counsel to provide all documents together before the next hearing.
Naeem Bukhari said that documents to substantiate Imran Khan’s earning abroad have been received and would soon be placed before the court. The (PTI) have also retrieved the record of party’s foreign funds, which would also be presented to the court before next hearing, he added.
The chief justice remarked that the court was interested in thedocuments and not the reason for the delay.
The court sought reply of two questions from Imran Khan regarding evidence of foreign income and purchase of London flat.
The chief justice remarked that the court wanted to verify that no money was sent from Pakistan.
The court directed the PTI counsel to submit details by July 25, and adjourned hearing of the case. – APP