SC to hear petitions against Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen tomorrow

SC to hear petitions against Imran Khan, Jahangir Tareen tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, will take up the petitions of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen for not disclosing before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) their assets and offshore companies on Wednesday (May 3).

The bench headed by the Chief Justice and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab will hear the petition filed by Muhammad Hanif Abbasi under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.

It is to mention that Hanif Abbasi had on Feb 28 moved an application before the court for early hearing of his petition and stated that it is not only just and proper but also expedient in the interest of law, justice, fairness, equity and equality that suitable and necessary directions for fixing and hearing of the case be issued.

The petition also alleged that in his declaration of assets for tax year 2014, Mr Khan had willfully concealed his investment of Rs2.97 million to purchase a luxury apartment at Constitution Avenue's Grand Hyatt locality in Islamabad.

This was a clear violation of sections 12(2) (f) and 42A, read with section 82 of the Representation of the Peoples Act 1976, and, therefore, he was liable to be disqualified on this account alone, the petition said. (APP)