ECP hears Imran Khan disqualification reference case


ISLAMABAD, Jan 18 (APP): Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on
Wednesday heard the Chief of Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf (PTI) Imran
Khan and Jehangir Khan Tareen disqualification reference case.
The disqualification reference was heard by a five member
bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner.
Talal Chaudhry’s counsel Akram Sheikh advocate pleading the
case said that PTI leaders Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen
never revealed their off shore companies. He added the offshore
company of Imran Khan remained functional by 2015.
He said that Imran Khan did not show his abroad flat in
his assets declaration. He pleaded the commission to declare Imran
Khan as disqualified on those grounds.
He said that there were allegations against Jehangir Tareen
of hiding facts regarding his financial assets and there were proofs
in the matter.
The next hearing on the reference will be on February 1, 2017.
Later, talking to media, outside the Election Commission
of Pakistan, central leader Pakistan Muslim League N Daniyal Aziz said
that all evidences will be submitted with the commission to inform
that Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen had offshore companies.
He said that Imran Khan was hiding the facts regarding
his offshore company and flat abroad, which were ample proof in disqualification reference against him.
He said that the country’s economy was on right track and it was
emerging as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, since
the PML N government assumed power under the leadership of
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
He said the government had achieved great successes in many areas and people would again cast their vote in favour of PML N.