ISLAMABAD (City News) – Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday said that on which basis the court should disqualify Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in party funding case as the petition has issues in it.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Bandiyal and Justice Faisal Arab conducted the hearing of the case.
During the hearing, Justice Saqib said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) can decide about the prohibited funds over which Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi’s lawyer Akram Sheikh said that PTI has already raised objection on the jurisdiction of ECP in this case.
He continued that PTI has confessed to use prohibited funds and that the money was not brought to Pakistan. He said PTI has also expressed conditional will on the formation of commission. CJP asked about the noncontroversial documents regarding prohibited funds and also directed to present those proofs on which the funds should be termed as illegal.
Justice Faisal questioned whether the audited bank accounts were included in the auditor’s report over which Akram Sheikh said that the one who submits fake certificates is not truthful and honest, adding that its illegal to take funds from foreigners.
He said Imran Khan took responsibility of the funds by presenting forged certificates and he should also bear the consequences.
Hanif Abbasi had alleged that in his declaration of assets for tax year 2014, Imran Khan had willfully concealed his investment of Rs2.97 million to purchase a luxury apartment at Constitution Avenue’s Grand Hyatt locality in Islamabad.