The leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Hanif Abbasi alleged on Wednesday that the leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Jahangir Khan Tareen has submitted forged documents in the Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding 18,500 acres of contracted land.
A three-member bench of the apex court — headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar — was hearing the petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi seeking Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen’s disqualification over alleged non-disclosure of assets, having offshore companies, and receiving foreign funding for their political party.
During Wednesday’s hearing, as he continued his arguments before the bench, Abbasi’s lawyer, Azid Nafees, argued before the court that the PTI leader has adopted varying positions regarding the aggregate agricultural income he declared in his 2013 nomination papers.
He said that, in a written response submitted to the court, the PTI leader adopted the stance that he was not liable to pay tax on the contracted land. Later, the position was adopted that there was no column on the nomination papers for Tareen to declare the income he earned from the land.
“The documents regarding the contract are fake,” Abbasi’s lawyer alleged.