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SC Verdict 99pc in PTI Favour: Fawad Chaudhry

Islamabad (December 15, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry has said that Supreme Court’s verdict in Imran disqualification case was 99 percent in favour of PTI.

Fawad Chaudhry said party leader Jahangir Tareen was disqualified on technical grounds in one of the three charges against him.

Addressing reporters outside the Supreme Court after the disqualification of the party’s secretary general, Chaudhry said the PTI will file a review petition against the disqualification.

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Chaudhry said that PTI stance was vindicated by the apex court.

He added that 99 percent of the verdict was in favour of PTI while one percent went against the party. He added that Jahangir Tareen was disqualified on technical grounds.“The point under which Tareen has been disqualified is a technical one. We will go for a review petition. The [Supreme Court] decision is 99% in favour of PTI and 1% against it. Overall the judgment has vindicated our stance,” the PTI spokesman said.

He went on to say that Tareen had declared his property details in his sons’ accounts but had not declared them in the election papers.

“There is no competition between Imran Khan and the Panama mafia,” he remarked.

He said that the party would go for review of the SC deicsion against Chaudhry.The Supreme Court on Friday disqualified PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen but ruled in favour of PTI Chairperson Imran Khan in its judgment on the disqualification case against the two party leaders.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, who headed the three-member bench hearing the case, ruled that Imran is not disqualified as a parliamentarian as the petitioner was not directly affected in the foreign funding case.

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The court also ruled that the ECP will impartially investigate the foreign funding claims against the PTI chief by scrutinising accounts up till five years ago.

The judgment stated that Imran wasn’t bound to declare his offshore company, declared his London flat in an amnesty scheme and that his former wife Jemima gave him the funds for buying the Bani Gala estate.

With regards to Tareen, the judgment stated that the PTI secretary general had pleaded guilty to insider trading.

Tareen cannot be termed honest and stands disqualified for life as per Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, stated the Supreme Court judgment.

Moreover, the court ruled that Tareen used suspicious terms in his statements to the court.

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