SC reserves verdict in Imran Khan disqualification case

(web desk)- Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday has reserved judgment in Imran Khan disqualification case.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar, resumed hearing of the case today.

CJP Saqib Nisar, during hearing, remarked not to expect verdict of the case to be announced tomorrow as plaintiffs are yet to submit written material in the apex court.

Justice Saqib Nisar asked Imran Khan s counsel Naeem Bukhari whether hiding assets in the nomination paper was an act of deliberate lying or a mistake. Upon this, Bukhari replied that it might be a mistake that Imran Khan failed to declare his income.

CJP remarked the court has to decide which side is telling the truth.

Earlier, it was observed by that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan declared his London flat but not the offshore company.

He was responding to arguments by Imran s counsel Naeem Bukhari during hearing of disqualification case filed by PML-N s Hanif Abbasi.

Bukhari informed the three-member bench that Imran declared the London flat in 2000 via an amnesty scheme.

Responding to the chief justice’s observation that the offshore company was still not declared, Bukhari stated that neither his client was the beneficial owner of the company nor its shareholder which is why it was not declared.