ISLAMABAD: The apex court has fixed two constitutional petitions seeking disqualification of the PTI chief, Imran Khan, and its general secretary, Jahangir Tareen, for their alleged wrongdoing including concealment of income in nomination papers after announcing its judgment in the Panamagate case.
The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench – headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar will take both the constitutional petitions on May,3 to decide the political fate of PTI duo.
The petitions were filed by PML-N’s leader Haneef Abbasi last year who argued that both the PTI leaders were involved in wrongdoings and concealment of income in nomination papers.
The former CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali had held a couple of hearings of the case. However despite several hearing requests by Abbasi’s counsel Akram Sheikh, the court had preferred not to fix it along with Panamagate case which was dealing with Sharif family’s offshore properties.
The PML-N leader’s petition claims that Jemima Goldsmith –Imran’s first wife – did not file her income tax, during her time in Pakistan, suggesting that she was, in fact, a dependent on her former husband and had no taxable income.