Karachi (December 15, 2017): The Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan has lauded the Supreme Court verdict and thanked almighty Allah saying that PTI will file appeal against Tareen Disqualification. He said that plea to disqualify me was filed by a drug dealer.
He spoke briefly with reporters after the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case brought by the PML-N’s Hanif Abbasi, saying he “thanked God for being cleared in this fake case filed by a drug dealer.”
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The drug dealer comment was targeted at Abbasi, who currently faces charges of illegally selling ephedrine that was used in the manufacture of illicit substances.
He claimed that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has to answer for taking out Rs300 billion from the country and only submitted one document — the Qatari letter — in the apex court during the Panama Papers case.“I’m hurt that I was compared to Nawaz. I was a cricketer who brought back halal money to the country [while Nawaz is a] money launderer,” he claimed.
The PTI chief also expressed regret that the Supreme Court had disqualified Jahangir Tareen, whom he described as an upright citizen and one of Pakistan’s highest tax-paying politicians.
Notwithstanding the verdict, he said, Tareen should not be compared to the “corrupt mafia” of the Sharif family, who Khan again accused of taking Rs300 billion. Compared to the Sharifs, Tareen conducted all his legitimate business in the country, Khan said.
He also said the PTI would file for a review of the Supreme Court’s judgement on Tareen, insisting it was based on a technicality.“His disqualification has taken one year and during the period he submitted his complete money trail and 60% related documents to apex court.
“The corrupts of the PML-N leaders criticize him and I was compare with a person who had gobbled up poor money,” Imran lashed out ruling party adding that Nawaz Sharif has sent 300 billion rupees to abroad and he had not provided anything to SC except Qatari letter.
He criticised the National Accountability Bureau over its role in the Hudaibiya case, which was quashed by the Supreme Court earlier today.
Answering a question, he said the party pays when it uses the aircraft of party members.Earlier today, the Supreme Court rejected on Friday Hanif Abbasi’s petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan for concealing assets including offshore company and receiving funds for party from prohibited sources.
According to the details, the apex court, on Friday, rejected a petition seeking the disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan. However, the court disqualified general secretary Jahangir Tareen for life under article 62 (1) (f) of the constitution.
The SC pronounced its verdict, which was reserved on November 14, 2017.