ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that ruling in disqualification cases against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen will be issued at once, Samaa reported.
A three-member apex bench ─ headed by the CJP and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab ─ resumed hearing of a petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi which seeks the disqualification of Tareen and Imran Khan over the alleged non-disclosure of assets, the existence of offshore companies, as well as receiving foreign funding for PTI.
In today’s proceedings into Jahangir Tareen’s case, the PTI leader’s lawyer Advocate Sikander Mohmand submitted more revenue records of his client.
During Tuesday’s proceedings, the counsel representing Tareen told the apex bench that his client had submitted all the records pertaining to 18,566 acres of land which, he maintained, Tareen acquired through a lease.
However, the court reminded the lawyer that his client has yet to submit khusrabandi and malia records which the bench had sought during a hearing on Oct 5 along with other relevant revenue records showing how much money Tareen had paid to the lessor to get lease of 18,566 acres of land in 2010 as well as evidence proving that he had earned around Rs1.6 billion agriculture income from the said land.
The lawyer told the court that records of the tax paid by Tareen on water and electricity have been furnished before the court. He maintained that the owner of the land — and not his client — was liable to pay taxes on the land.