ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has announced its much-awaited verdict, rejecting plea to disqualify Imran Khan and declared PTI’s key party leader Jahangir Tareen disqualified on the petitions filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi.
Abbasi had filed the petition seeking disqualification of PTI chief and party’s secretary general Tareen for not disclosing their assets and ownership of the offshore companies.
Meanwhile, the apex court has sent the foreign funding case to the Election Commission of Pakistan to consider.
Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar a three-judge bench had earlier on November 14 reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of the counsels of the parties concerned.
The bench that also comprised of Justice Umer Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab announced the verdict, deciding the political fate of the PTI chief.
The opposition PTI and the ruling PML-N have been keenly waiting for the judgment for weeks because it has attained immense significance in the backdrop of the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the Panama Papers case.