SC says PTI chief yet to prove money trail for Bani Gala residence

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket noticed on Thursday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawyer had once more failed to provide a passable response within the Imran Khan disqualification case, because the paperwork submitted on behalf of the PTI chief don’t show that Khan had introduced a reimbursement from London.
The apex courtroom resumed the listening to of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Hanif Abbasi’s petition searching for the PTI chief’s disqualification.
Presenting his arguments earlier than a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Imran Khan’s counsel Naeem Bukhari mentioned that an e-mail has been despatched to Imran’s former spouse Jemima Khan.
He submitted that Jemima has confirmed receiving 75,000 kilos, including that she has assured that she is going to ship the financial institution particulars as quickly as she finds the paperwork.
In the meantime, Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh mentioned that the financial institution assertion submitted by Imran is of Could 19, 2017 though the case is years previous.
The CJP mentioned that it’s Imran Khan’s duty to supply proof concerning his monetary transactions. In response, Bukhari mentioned that he’ll quickly submit an in depth reply concerning the possession of Niazi Companies Restricted.
Abbasi’s petition seeks the disqualification of Imran Khan and PTI Secretary Basic Jahangir Tareen for alleged non-disclosure of property, possession of offshore corporations and for PTI being a foreign-funded get together.
On September 23, Abbasi submitted paperwork within the Supreme Court docket containing tax returns supplied by Imran Khan to the Election Fee of Pakistan in his nomination papers for the 2003-2006 interval.
The paperwork submitted by Abbasi included monetary particulars of the sale of Imran Khan’s London condominium in 2004. The paperwork additionally shouldn’t have any point out of a mortgage taken from Jemima Khan for the PTI chief’s Bani Gala residence.
In one of many earlier hearings, Justice Bandial noticed discrepancy exists between paperwork submitted by the PTI chairman earlier and now.
Furthermore, the chief justice noticed in the course of the course of listening to that the PTI chairman has submitted copies of paperwork which might be unverified.

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