Jahangir fails to satisfy court over income disclosure

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Disqualification case

Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Supreme Court on Thursday told the counsel representing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen that his client didn’t disclose entire income to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and added that he had failed to convince the court that his client was exempted from paying tax on 18,566 acres of leased land.
A three-member Supreme Court bench, presided over by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Atta Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab, was hearing a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.
The petition seeks the disqualification of Tareen and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan over the alleged non-disclosure of assets, existence of offshore companies, as well as receiving foreign funding for PTI.
The Thursday’s hearing too revolved around the non-disclosure of income generated from 18,566 acres of leased land in the nomination papers by Tareen, to which Tareen’s counsel, Advocate Sikander Mohmand, had argued in the previous hearing that his client didn’t know the definition of “landholding” mentioned in the papers.—NNI