October 11 , 2017


Leased land should also be declared, SC tells Tareen’s counsel

LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) told Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen’s counsel during a court hearing on Wednesday that even leased land should be declared in election forms.

A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Saqib Nisar, heard the petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Tareen along with PTI Chief Imran Khan over various allegations including the non-disclosure of assets.

Advocate Sikander Mohmand, Tareen’s lawyer, told the SC that the land owned by his client was declared on election forms, adding that there was no space mentioned for leased land in the forms.

CJ Nisar replied that leased and owned land both come under the same category.

During the hearing, Tareen’s counsel Sikander told the court that the land was acquired by his client on contract in 2010.

The apex court’s bench then ordered Sikander to submit the details about the real owner of the land.

The court was then adjourned until Thursday.



Courtesy www.dailytimes.com.pk

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