The Supreme Court is expected to shortly announce its highly anticipated judgment on a petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen.
The verdict will be announced in Courtroom No. 1 by a three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab. Petitioner Abbasi as well as other members of PML-N — including Talal Chaudhry and Maryam Aurungzeb — are present in the court.
PTI members and supporters have gathered outside the court to show solidarity with their chief Imran Khan and party leader Tareen.
Courtroom No. 1 last came into the limelight when a five-judge SC bench comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Gulzar Ahmed, Ejaz Afzal Khan, Sheikh Azmat Saeed and Ijaz-ul-Ahsan disqualified Nawaz Sharif as prime minister in the Panama Papers case on July 28.
Strict security arrangements have been made ahead of today’s verdict.
At least 900 security officers have been stationed outside the court while 300 officers have been deployed inside the court.