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SC to Resume Hearing of Tareen Disqualification Case Today

Islamabad (October 12, 2017): The Supreme Court (SC) will resume hearing of the petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tanreen as member of National Assembly for not declaring offshore company, involvement in inside trading in stock exchange and receiving funds for PTI from prohibited sources, today in Islamabad. 

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar will resume hearing of PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi’s petition against Tareen.

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On October 11, a member of the full bench hearing disqualification petition against Jahangir Tareen has observed that Tareen did not declare his complete income and sources of income.

A three members bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the petition filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen as member of National Assembly.

The bench again raised question in discrepancy in Tareen income declared in nomination papers and show in FBR tax returns. During the course of hearing, Tareen’s counsel Sikandar Bashir Mohmand argued that there was confusion in Punjab Agriculture Tax.

He added that the land owner also paid the agri tax on a leased out land so how a person farming on the leased out land would pay agri tax. He added that double agriculture tax on same land was not paid.

He further argued that in the nomination papers there was no column for declaring land acquired on lease. Upon this the chief justice remarked that they were trying to comprehend the law from different angle.

The CJP observed that the agriculture income also include the income of received from a leaded out land.

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