Islamabad: Pakistan Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it still remains to be seen where money for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s London flat came from.
“We will have to see where the [money for the] London flat came from,” Dawn.com quoted Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, heading a three-judge bench of the apex court, as having observed after hearing the rebuttal presented by the counsel for PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi.
The bench was hearing Abbasi’s petition which seeks the disqualification of Imran Khan and PTI secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen over non-disclosure of assets, existence of offshore companies owned by Imran and Tareen as well as PTI being a foreign-aided party.
“How much was [Imran’s] London flat bought for?” Justice Faisal Arab asked the counsel, questioning if the prosecution had challenged the defence on this matter.
The court was told that Imran has had no source of income in Pakistan and that the PTI chief had accepted that his company Niazi Services Limited had remained functional till 2013.
“We have to see where the [money for the] London flat came from,” the chief justice said.
“The prosecution is raising highly important questions,” the chief justice said while addressing PTI’s lawyer. “We will have to look at our jurisdiction to see what kind of verdict can be given,” Justice Arab added.