PML-N files review petition against SC’s verdict declaring Imran as ‘sadiq and ameen’

Hanif Abbasi of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday filed a review petition at the Supreme Court challenging a 2017 decision in which the top court had found Chairman PTI Imran Khan, to be honest.

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According to Express News, Imran has been made a party in the review petition.

The petition maintained that the chairman PTI purchased an unnamed property in the name of his former wife Jemima in Bani Gala. Khan admitted that he took a debt from Jemima but did not show it in his nomination papers filed at the election commission.

“Offshore company was Imran Khan’s asset but he never mentioned it too in the nomination papers,” read the petition. “Khan lied in front of the court and therefore, he does not qualify under Article-62 (1)(f) of the Constitution,” it added.

“The court, even during the hearing of his case challenging his disqualification, did not observe his conduct and so, the decision declaring him as ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ should be reviewed.”

Abbasi also insisted that the certificates with regards to PTI’s funding should be held as bogus and the federal government must be asked to take action against the party over foreign funding.

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The three-judge SC bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab, December 2017 had found Imran Khan, to be honest, but disqualified PTI’s general secretary Jahangir Tareen. Abbasi had sought the disqualification of Imran and Tareen on various grounds.

In its verdict, the top court had accepted Imran’s stance on the purchase of Banigala land as well as the establishment of his offshore company.

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