Petition to disqualify me was filed by a 'drug dealer': Imran Khan

Petition to disqualify me was filed by a 'drug dealer': Imran Khan

Khan expressed regret that the Supreme Court had disqualified Jahangir Tareen, calling him one of Pakistan's highest tax-paying politicians.

Taking to Twitter, Tareen said on Friday that all allegations of misuse of authority, loan write off, insider trading and wrongly declared agricultural income were dismissed in the top court's verdict.

The court disqualified for life Khan's close aide and PTI Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen in the same case.

According to the Dawn, a three-judge bench consisting of Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab will hand down the judgement on two petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Khan and his party Secretary General Jahangir Tareen over their alleged non-declaration of assets and ownership of offshore companies.

The case was launched past year at the request by Hanif Abbasi, a leader of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, against Khan and Tareen.

Khan had faced being disqualified from holding political office over charges including unreported assets, namely the funds he used to buy a scenic, sprawling property in the Bani Gala hills on the outskirts of the capital Islamabad.

Over 7,000 documents were presented in the court by the petitioner and the accused.

"More than Rs300 billion was taken to offshore companies". "We will file a review petition against disqualification of Tareen", PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry told reporters.

In the view of significance of the verdict and a large number of people thronging the Supreme Court to hear the judgement, tight security has been ensured in and around the Court to avoid any untoward incident.

"It has been proved today that I was a cricketer who just owned a flat and after my career brought all earned money back to Pakistan", Imran said while speaking to the media outside the apex court.

Abbasi had filed the petition in November previous year.

The Case lasted for 405 days during which 50 hearings were conducted and the Supreme Court proceedings took 101 hours while the Court analysed nearly 7,000 documents.

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