SC adjourns Hanif Abbasi’s petition against Imran till Monday


ISLAMABAD, May 4 (APP): Supreme Court Thursday adjourned
hearing of the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N)
leader Hanif Abbasi against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief
Imran Khan and Secretary General Jahangir Tareen for not disclosing
their assets and offshore companies before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) till Monday.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP)
Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice
Faisal Arab heard the case.
During the course of proceedings, Hanif Abbasi’s counsel Akram
Sheikh said Naeem Ul Haq of PTI hold media talk after court proceedings of the case despite restriction by the apex court.
On this, the CJP remarked that the court was a sacred place and asked
the parties not to hold media talk in the court premises. Only lawyer can hold media talk, he added.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial said people should avoid to use the case for
their personal benefits.
He said the apex court’s image is getting affected due to press
Akram Sheikh said Imran Khan and Jehangir Tarin should be
disqualified for hiding assets and submitting false statements to the ECP.
He also submitted documents pertaining to the foreign funding received
by the PTI.
He alleged that Imran caused loss to national exchequer due to tax
amnesty scheme.
He said according to the law no political party can get foreign funding
and all political parties annually are bound to submit details of income, resources and expenditures.
He said it is mandatory for all heads of political parties to submit
their certificates that they are not receiving foreign funding.
He said Imran Khan has hidden his assets so he should be
disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
Akram Sheikh will continue his arguments on Monday (May 8).