SC adjourns Imran Khan's disqualification case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court docket resumed listening to the disqualification case towards Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in the present day.

A 3-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab, is conducting proceedings into Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Hanif Abbasi’s petition looking for Imran’s disqualification for concealing his belongings and the ‘international funding’ of his occasion.

Abbasi’s counsel, Sheikh Akram, is conducting a rebuttal of the defence introduced by the PTI chief’s counsel.

Addressing the bench, Sheikh stated this can be very essential to probe the supply of PTI’s funds.

Later, Sheikh argued over the cash path of Imran’s properties. 

The chief justice noticed that Imran declared his Bani Gala property within the nomination papers for the 2002 elections. 

The listening to was then adjourned until additional discover. 

The chief justice noticed on Wednesday that the legislation doesn’t allow assortment of funds from worldwide corporations, saying the PTI chairman’s counsel should make clear this matter. The bench additionally summoned, for the second time, a duplicate of Imran Khan’s passport for verification of the ‘non-resident’ standing.  

Will determine if ECP can probe PTI’s international funding, observes SC

Apex courtroom noticed on Tuesday that amassing prohibited funds can not result in disqualification

At Wednesday’s listening to, Abbasi’s counsel contended “how somebody who submitted a false certificates be thought-about sadiq [honest] and amin [truthful]”.

Justice Bandial noticed that the receipt of prohibited funds needs to be established first. The chief justice remarked that it’s the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) job to find out if prohibited funds had been acquired by the PTI.

In response, Sheikh contended that the ECP has no say on this matter, and that if a fee [by the ECP] is shaped, it ought to be requested to fully probe the matter. 

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