SC reserves Imran Khan disqualification case verdict

November 14, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan’s three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar reserved its verdict in Imran Khan disqualification case on Tuesday.

Chief Justice said no one should get the impression that ruling will be announced tomorrow, as a lot of material is yet to be submitted.

Justice Umar Ata Bandial said to the PML-N’s counsel, “New things may occur to Imran Khan, like you think fresh ideas.”

Akram Sheikh replied the one who misstates has weak memory. On this, the CJP quipped the truthful does not have to remember what he has said.

The counsel for Imran Khan Naeem Bukhari concluded arguments before the bench.

Bukhari said that an amount worth 20,000 pounds was deposited in Imran Khan’s account through NSL account in July 2007.

He asserted, “My client might have made mistakes in his assets declaration form for 2002 elections, but, it was not based on dishonesty.”

Bukhari said the petitioner Haneef Abbasi sought Imran Khan’s disqualification based on the documents submitted in 2002.

“Why did the then returning officer not scrutinize the papers?” the CJP said raising the question if the bench can investigate those documents or not.

The Chief Justice observed that Imran Khan declared his London flat but not the offshore company.

Imran’s counsel responded that his client was not the beneficial owner of the company nor its shareholder; that is why it was not declared. –Samaa