PTI counsel admits ‘omission’ on part of Imran

ISLAMABAD: The counsel for PTI chairman Imran Khan has admitted before the Supreme Court that it is an omission on the part of his client that he did not disclose his offshore company in his asset details submitted before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

When the Supreme Court’s three-judge bench on Wednesday resumed hearing of a petition seeking the PTI chief’s disqualification, counsel Naeem Bukhari contended that if the apex court declares that Imran was obliged to declare his offshore company then it should be considered an ‘omission’ not ‘dishonesty’.

The counsel argued that Imran disclosed assets of offshore company – Niazi Service Company –in 2000 through tax amnesty scheme when his London flat was sold out. Later, there was no need to disclose the offshore company, whose total assets were nine ponds. Imran was also advised to do so, he said.

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