ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court will resume hearing the disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan today.
A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab, is conducting proceedings into Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasiâs petition seeking Imranâs disqualification for concealing his assets and the âforeign fundingâ of his party.
During Tuesdayâs hearing, the court observed that nobody could be unseated from Parliament for filing a false declaration regarding party funds.
The chief justice observed that under the Political Parties Act, no one could be disqualified for filing a fake certificate regarding party funds. Similarly, he said that in the Representation of Peoples Act, nothing is mentioned regarding the consequence of filing a false declaration of party assets.
The bench was responding to claims by the PML-N leaderâs counsel that the PTI received funds from dubious sources and thus its chief should be disqualified for not being âsadiqâ and âaminâ as he hid the true sources of party funds.
Abbasiâs counsel, Akram Sheikh, will continue his arguments today.Â